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Index of Names of Persons at the end of the Volume. 

Abbey of Chuni, note, 414 

Abstracts of Wills and Deeds. (See TTaters-f Gen- 
ealogical Gleanings and Wills and Deeds.) 

Adam-.., Azubahj genealogical puzzle, 90 

Adams, Charles, memoir of, 349 

Address (Posthumous) of President Wilder, 141 

Agawame Plantation, the, 194 

Allen, John, Rev., of Dedham, 63 

Allen, queries, 220 

American Genealogical Queries, 1387, note, 222 

American graduates in medicine at Edinburgh Uni- 
versity to 1809, 391 

Anabaptists and Quakers, note, 94 

Ancient Iron Works of Taunton, 83, 281 

Anns or Armorial Bearings. (See Coals of Arms.) 

Austin's R. I. Genealogical Dictionary, note, 101 

Autographs. (Sea Illustrations.) 

Baptisms and Deaths. (See Records.) 
Bates, J^mesr, note, 84 
Bigelow, query, 413 
Biographical Sketches — 

Allen, John, G8 

Clarke, Samuel Greeley, 347 
\ Durell, Edward Henry ,'347 
N? Elames, Joseph, 243 

Morse, Elijah, 264, 

Puore, Hen : Perlev, 348 

Short, Charles, 243 

Tame'-, William, 70 
BUm Genealogy, 298 
Bioss, James, ^uery, 37 
Book Notices— 

Abbott. Isaac, Mournful Baliad of, 121 

Amer] L an Genealogical Queries, the, 437 

Araory's William Blaxton, 116 

Arnold's Memoir of Dr. Jonathan Mason War- 
ren, 122 

Austo's Genealogical Dicuonary Rhode Isl- 
and. 234 

Baker's Character Portraits of Washington, 239 

Banker Historical Magazine. No. VIII., 240 

Bartow's Bartow Family in EEgland, 125 

Bethune and Faneuil Family, 244 

Biosa Genealogy, 125, 343 

Bosronian Society, the Proceedings of, 1SS7, 340 

Boyd'j Boyd Genealogy, 343 

Eraintree Town Records, 111 

Briggs"s We and our Kinsfolk. 434 

Caiiiorria Historical Society, Vol. I., 342 

Cambridge University, Eng., Admissions to Gon- 
viile aud Cams College, 333 

Carter's Carter Genealogy, 434 

Chain's Artery of Easton, Mass., 239 

Book Notices — 

Champlin's Chronicles of the Coach, 113 

Chapman's Phiibrick Family, 434 

Chase's Cbase Family, 125 

Cheever. Lzekiel, additional cotes, 343 

Chester's Mama^e Licences (London), 242 

Colesworthy, John Tileston's school, Bcslun, 

and Diary (1761-17o3), 339 
Cregar's Haines Family, 244 
Cutler's Ordinance of July 13, 1737, 332 
Dawson's Westchester during American devo- 
lution, 106 
Dedham Records, Vols. I. and II , 237 
Deerfield Memorial Hall Relief 2',7 
Dowsing, William, Journal of (1643-44'), 123 
Drake's Making of New England (1580-1643) , 

Drake's Old Boston Tavern and Taveru Clubs, 

Dudley's Dudley Family. Pan 1 , 124. Part 

II., 313 
Dyer's Record of an Active Lif : . 241 
Eddy's Universalism m America, Vol. II., 341 
Ellough, Suff-lk Co., Parish Registers of, 333 
Everett's Addresses on Services of WasuitrgLom 

Farmer's History Detroit, 329 
Farnham's Farnbam Family. 123 
Felton's Felton Family, 125 
Fenner Family, Part II., 343 
Gammell"3 Life of John R. Bartlett, 215 
Green's use of Voluntary Sy-tfm of Mainte- 
nance of Ministers ot Plymouth and Massa- 
chusetts in earlier years of their existence, 243 
Oroton Historical Series, 427 
Guild's Guild Genealogy, 125 
Gculd's Breekinbrid^e Family, 437 
Hakes's Hakes Family, 244 
Hale's Trans-Ali^hany Pioneers, 120 
Hall's Hall Genealogy. 12b 
Ham's Localities in Ancient D<wer, 340 
Earamett's Newport, R. I., Bibliography, 435 
Haskins's Ralph Waldo Emerson and his Ma- 
ternal Anceetors, 334 
Harvard University, 250th Anniversary rf, 426 . 
Hawley Record, 343 

Herefordshire, England, Visitations, 115 
Hill's Converge Genealogy, 343 
Hollister Family, 214 

Hopkins';: Home Lots of the early settlers of 
• Providence Plantation;*, 335 
Howell's boutiiampton, L. 1., 341 
Huguenot Society of America, Vcl. L, 2i3 
Human LeaEets, 238 


General Index, 

Book Notices- 
Ipswich Great Domesday Book, 123 
Jesup's Jessop Genealogy, 430 
Johnson's Poets and Poetry of Cecil Co., Mary- 
land, 342 
Kelly's Kelly Genealogy, 438 
King's Chapel, 200th Anniversary of, 336 
Lane's Lane Famdy, 125 
Lapham's History Norway, Me., 337 
Leeermore's History Republic of New Haven, 

Little's Ben Hardin and Times, 431 
London (England) Marriage Licences (1521- 

1S69), 429 
Maine Historical Society's Collections, Vol. IX., 

Memoires de l'Acaderaie des Sciences de Tou- 
louse, tome VIII., 241 
Marsh's Marsh Genealogy, 125, 244 
Marshall's Collection on Feather Surname, 343 
Marshall's Notes on the Surname of Had, 435 
Mattishaii and Peepham, eo. of Suffolk, Genea- 
logical Abstracts, 333 
Montague's Montague Genealogy, 124 
Morrill's Morrill Tabular Pedigree, 125 
Morris Bontec<>u Ancestry, 244 
Morris's Morris Genealogy, £33 
Musical Record, the, 343 
Neil's Last Preach Post in the Vahey of the 

Upper Mississippi, 343 
Neil Family Historical Notes. 125 
New England 31etncdi 3 t, Historical Society Pro- 
ceedings. 1337, 23$ 
New York Medical Register, 430 
Newton, Linford, Leice^tersihre Parish Regis- 
ters. 333 
Norfolk Visitation Index, 323 
Northern Notes and Queries, Vol. I., 119 
Our Dumb Animals, Voi. 19, 23S 
Palmer Genealogy, 125 

Parthemore's Biudnaglo Lutheran Church, 342 
Patrick's Ludington Family, 125 
Perkins's Perkins Family, Par: II., 244 
Perthshire, Transcript ol Registers of Baptisms 

of Muthill,238 
Perry's Odlin Family. 437 
Peterborough, old Registers of Parish of St. 

John Baptist, 124 
Phillmore'a Fyr.more Family, 125 
Pope's Western Boundary of Massachusetts, 23o 
Potter's Old Families of Concord, Vol. I., 114 
Pitkin Genealogy, 244 
Kant ail's Woodbury Family, 437 
Raymond's Raymond family, 244 
Ray tnond's Gray Geaealogy, 432 
Revuoids's Story of a Concord Farm, 108 
Bobbins, Rev. Thomas, Diary, 17y6--18S4, 110 
Robin's Account of First Tramway iu America, 

and Sketch of Thomas Leiper, 244 
Hosier's Relation of Weymouth's Voyage to the 

Coast of Maine (1605), 333 
St. Botolph, Bishopgat:, Registers of Voi. I., 

St. Charles, Colhcede Perlgord, 123 
Saint Leonard's, Colchester, Parish Register, 3C3 
Stutton Parish, co. Suffolk, some account of. 333 
Sbackford's Lineage of President Lincoln, 343 
Shepard's Shepard Genealogy, 120 
Smith's Verge:jnes, Vt., 437 
Slaughter's Christianity the Key to Character 

and Career of Washington, 240 
Stearns's History of Ash airnham, 331 
Stickney Family, Longevity of, &c , 31-3 
Talks with Socrates about Life, 240 
Temple's History of North Burookftelel, Mass., 

US, 430 
Temple's History of Pramingham, Mass., 428 
Terry's Terry Famdy, 244 
Thompson. Miss .Mary P., Memoir Judge E'oen- 

ezer Thompson, 119 
Thwaitw's Sketch David Afcwood. 213 
Universalist Quarterly, Vol. XXIII., 3;0 
Upham's Uphara Family, 343 
Virgin!* Historical .docv.ty Collection;, vol. VI., 

Book Notices— 

Waddell's Annals Augusta County, Va., 122 

Ware Family, 244 

Way's Way Genealogy, 343 

Weldon's Memorial Judge Da7id Davis, 343 

Willey's Wiiley Outline, 125 

Winchester Record, Vols. I. and II., 116 

Wir.^-ate's Wingate Family, 436 

Winsor's The Mayflower Town, 437 

Wiathrop. Robert 0., Addresses and Speeches 
of (1878-1886). 121 

Woodward's Woodward Fami'y. 244 
Book-Plates, Heraldic, Early Southern. 296 
Boston Cadets, 150th Anniversary of, note on, 413 
Boston Epitaphs, Vol. II., note, 223 
Bcstou, an Old Landmark, 2'53 
Boutwel!, Abigail, query, 96 
Boyes. Antipas. heirs of, qr.t-ry, 92 
Bradley, H°z;isiah, query, 315 
Brattle, Oapt, Thomas, and Lis Men, 275 
Bremla, Major, query, 220 5 reply to. 315 
Bvown, Abigail, query, 96 
ButterwGrta Family, 191 

Candler MS3,, note^, 190, 222, 313 
Cbeever, Ezekiel, additional Notes, 65 
Chester. Col., and Johu Harvard, 411 
Clarke. Daniel, query, 413 
Coats of Arms. (See [Uvslrntions.) 
Cooper, Rev. Samuel. D.ary of, 388 
Cox, Margery, genealogical note, 55 
Crane Tabular Pedigree, 1 J7 

Deane, Thomas, Boston, genealogical notes, 260, 34» 

Deaths (current), 248, 347 

DeWolf, Belthaasr, query, 220 ; reply. 221 

Dexter, Timothy, alleged speculation in Condi, eatai 

Money,' reply to, 93 
Diary of Rev. Samuel Cooper, of Boston. 383 
D-igUton Rock referred to, 4l4 
Disbrowe Tabular Pedigree, 360, 361 
Documents, discovery of relating to history' of Ne^r 

Hampshire, 206 
Dover, N. H.., Church Records, S3, 183, 275 
Durham Visitations, reference to, note, 414 

Early Appropriations for Public Schools. 313 

Early Southern Heraldic Book-Plates, 2t/S 

Early Flags of New England. 93 

Earlv New England Ensrrnver, note, 94 

Eddy, Charles, query. 221 

Edinburgh University Graduates (American) in 

Medicine, 391 
Electric Tt'egr ,ph, the Inventors of, query, 219 
Engluad, Wavers'3 Genealogical Gleanings in, 53, 

1'j6. 255, 353 
Episcopal Church for Cambridge, note, 412 
Episcopalian, query, 213 
Errata. 348, 414 

Essex Co. Probate Records, gleaning, 82 
Eulogies and Elegies on Rev. John Rogers, 185 
Extracts from Prince George's County Records, 

Maryland, rote on, 3! 3 

Family Memorials, notice of, 221 

Genealogies — 

Blosa, 293 

Butterworth, 191 

Ch.-ever, 65 

Crane (tabular), 177 

Disbrowe (tabular}, 
560, S<31 

EULBiMfi reeo?d,S2 

Lincoln, 103 

Littleton, 364 • 
Genealogies io PreparaUoa- 

aios«i, 101 

Brown, 102, 224 

Cone, 317 

Cutts, 102 

Durani, 102 

Do n n, 224 

Qowlrisks, SIX 

03H.1. 2-35, 393 

Quiaey, 55 

Rogers (tabular), lo£ 
Savery, 369 
Turner. 215 
Ward (tabular), 282 
Ware, 21, 3S4 ' 
Weatoc, 285 

Earrwei!, 31S 
SubbarU, 318 
Kingsbury 224 
Maratcn, i 15 
Northrup, 221 
Perriu, ili 
Pierce, 3i,8 

General Index. 

Genealogies In preparation — 

Porter, 224 Steere, 224 

Price, 22-4 Taylor, 102 

Sampson, 318 Towle, 313 

Sherman, 102 Wight, 102 

Genealogical Gleanings in Englaud, 53, 158, 255, 353 

Genealogical Queries, 90, 96, 412 

Genealogies of the Principal Roman Catholic fami- 
lies in England, note, 414 

Good Wives, query, 92 

Graham or GrihrneSj query, 93 

Green and Warren, queries, 315 

Groton Documents, 262 

Hakes. Solomon, query, 97 

Hal!, Hiland, memoir of, 9 

Hampden, query, 221 

Harvard College Alumni, official positions of, 300 

Hawley, query, 94 

Hill (David) Family Bible Record, 52 

Historical 'Societies, Proceedings — Chicago, 104 ; 
N. K. Historic Genealogical, 102, 224, 318,415; 
New Hamn^hire, 321; New London, 322; Old 
Colony, 226; Rhode Island, 103, 226, 321, 418} 
Virginia, 226, 322 ; Weymouth, 320 ; Western Re- 
serve, 418 

Hitchcock Family, note, 101 

Hoadiy's J Lid-es and Ofhcera Court of Connecticut, 
note, KjO 

Hnribut, Eiisba, query, 314 

Illustrations — 
Aotogvaphs — Manassah Annitnire, 85 ; James 

Bates, 85 ; Hiland Hal!, 9 ; Frederic Kidder, 

12S ; Manning Leonard, 249 ; Thomas Savory, 

377,378 ; James Wa'bridge, 85 ; Robert Ware. 23 
Facsimile from the Booke of Records of the Aga- 

w ame Plantation. 19 5 
Inscriptions — Disbrow, Samuel, 360; Bisbrow, 

Rose, 361 ; Woodbridge and Jordan of Barba- 

does, 300 
Portraits— Charles Adams, 349 ; Hiland Hall. 8 ; 

Frederic Kidder, 128 ; Manning Leoaard (2), 

Tabular Pedigrees— Crane, 17"; Di;ihrcwe, 360} 

Quiney, 55 ; Rogers, 158 ; Ward, 282 

IncenJve to Labor, note, 157 

Iron Works at Taunton, tLe, 83, 281 

Johnson Family in England, note, 411 

Keysar, genealogical note, 55 

Kidder, Frederic, memoir of, 129 

King Philip's War, Soldiers in, 70, 201, 271, 402 

King Marriages, query, i)6 

Layton, Col., query, 220 ; r^ply to, 315 
Ltiand Stanford, Jr., University, note, 90 
Letters of— 

Cheever, Ezekiel (1651), 66 

Downing, Emanuel (1636), 183 

Gordon; Brampton (1636). 183 

Leete, William (1854), 356 

Russell, John (1376),' 201 

Rjece, Robert (1625), 182 

Turner, William (1670), 72; (1676), 77; (1676), 

Leonard Manning, memoir cf, 249 
Lincoln, President, Lin-age cf 153 
Littleton Family of Virgiria, tentative pedigree, 364 Letter of a former Govenacr of Massachusetts, 

Mack, query, 314 

Maine VVil!^, nutiee, 223 

Sjswon, G«orge, notice or forthcoming memoir, 316 

&.a3sacbustU3 Archive*, Gleanings, 82 

Masiaeliuaeita " Soci 

H," note, 81 
Slather Richard, note, 413 
51'.'d;t! s for G->od Indians, note, 218 
Iterators of ihe New England His':. Gen. Society, 

Obituaries of. (See Xe-:rvtozy ) 

itj for Propagating the Go3- 

Memoirs — 

Charles Adams, 349 

Hiland Hall, 9 

Frederic Kidder, 129 

Manning Leonard, 249 
Missing Records, query, 313 
Morse, Elijah, note, 264 

Necrology of the New England Hi3tohc Genealogi. 
cal Society — 

Chester Alan Arthur, 231 

Francis Walker Bacon, 422 

Henry Ward Beecher, 227 

Samuel T. Bent, 323 

Edward Eaton Bowen, 223 

Sidney Brooks. 424 

Nahnm Capen, 324 

Samu-4 Trowbridge Chimmey, 421 

Otis Clapp. 223 

Oliver Richardson Clarke, 326 

William Smith Clark, 325 

Charles Francis Conant, 233 

Francis Grigson, 232 

John Lord Hayes, 425 

Charles Dudley Homans, 231 

Daniel Thomas Tose Huntoon, 32? 

Frederic Jones, 426 

Amos Adams Lawrence, 229 

William Richard Lawrence, 229 

John Savalian Ladd, 327 

Ariel Low, 2"2 

John Bostwick Moreau, 322 

Henry Onderdonk, 227 

Horatio Nelson Otis, 419 

George i. Gviatt, 329 

Silas Reed, 423 

James Bardwell Richards, 325 

Benjamin SHliman, 419 

Edwin Thompson, 236 

George Quiney Thorndike. 324 

Charles Russell Train, 420 

Eichard CLenevix Trench, 105 

Thomas Rutherford Trowbridge, 327 

Townscnd Ward, 420 

Francis Minot Weld. 422 

William G. Wise, 423 

Charles Woolley, 106 
New England Gleanings, 80 

New England Historic Genealogical Society— Annual 
Address, 141 ; Necrology of, 105, 227, 322. 418 ; 
Proceedings of, 102, 224, 318, 415 
New Hampshire, discovery of important Documents 

relating to history of, 306 
Newspapers in ISS7, note. C17 
New York Records, query, 219 
Motes and Queries, 90, 2L9. 311, 111 

Obituary Notices, (See Necrology and Biographi- 
cal Sketches.) 
Odlin Genealogy, 265, 3S3 
Old Landmark of Boston, 263 
Oxford Matriculation (1715-1886) , note, 414 

Parker, query, 314 
j Perlethorpe, Notts, Register of, note, 99 

Petitions— Joseph Sill, 410; Turner, Mary (1676), 
| 76, 209 
j Phelps, Gen. John W., Life of, note, 99 

Phiilimore, W. P. W., genealogical investigator, 101 
J Pierce, Thomas, note, 412 
( Poole, Capt- Jonathan and his Men, 271 

Porter, Elijah, query. 220 

Portraits. (See Illustrations.) 

Portrait of the Earl of Chatham, note, 100 

Pring Family, 35 

Queries. (See Notts and Queries.) 
Quiney, Richard, genealogical note and tabular ped- 
igree, 53 

Recent Publications. 127, 247, 345, 43 ^J 

Records— Dover, N. H. (Church), 88, 183, 278; 
EsssxCo. Gleanings, 82; York Co., Me., Glean- 
ings, 83 

Remarkable Picture, note. 218 


General Index, 

Revolutionary Soldiers, query, 315 
Ridiculous Rec >rds, note, 93 
Robins, Obedience, note, 368 
Rogers genealogy and tabular pedigree, 155 
Rogers, Rev. John, elegies on, 185 
Roman Catholic families in England, genealogies 
of, note, 414 

St. Butolph, Bishopjrate, London, Parish Register, 

note, 223 
8avage. Edward, query, 219 
Savage, Thomas, note, 367 
Savery Families in America, 369 ; note, 412 
Shepard, Noah, query, 220 
Sill, Capt. Joseph and his men, 402 
Slavery in Virginia, note, 223 
Soldiers in King Philip's War, 70, 201, 271, 402 
Southern Historical Society, note, 414 
Stoddard Family, query, 97 
Suffolk. Parish Account Book, excerpta from, 150 

Taunton, Mass., the Iroo. Works of, S3, 281 

Thing, a contradiction cleared up, note, 312; reply 

to note, 414 
Town Histories in preparation— Framingham, 223-, 

Kennebank, Me., 99 •, Weils, Me., 99 : Woodbury, 

Cocn., 101, 223 
Town Records. (See Records.) 
Tracy — Boutoa, query, 219 
Tubbs, queries, 219 

Turner, Capt. William and his men, 70, 201 
Turner Family, note, 215 

Upbam. note, 316 

Waite, tabular note, 2S3 

Wandsworth, Surrey, Registers, note, 100 

Ward Pedigree, 282 

Ware Genealogy, 21 ; additions and corrections, 

394 ; note on Errata. 316 
Warren, Levi, query, 96 
Waters's Genealogical G'eaniu29 — 

Adams, Elizabeth (1660), 256 

Boyes Matthew (1651), 131 

Butcher, Mary (1651), 5S 

Convers, Allen (1639), 255 

Convers, John (1614), 255 

Con.srs, Th"mas (1599), 255 

Convers, William (1607). 255 

Crane, Robert (1653), 176 ; (1669), 177 

Crane, Sarnuel (1H7G), 176 

Cox, Margery (1656). 55 

B^rr pier, Thomas (1627), 182 

Da\ riiport, John, 61 

Der ,,e, Thomas (1633), 260 

Dis'»en,we, JeSfery (1589), 353 

Disberowe, William (1610 J, 353 

Disberowe, James (16901. 354 

Disforowe. Sa: (1680), 355 

Dobson, Thomas (1627), 61 

Downing, John (1623) , 6 ) 

Downing, Eananuel (1636), 183 

Dumer, Thomas (1050), 56 

Dum fner, Jeremy (1739), 57 

P>arce, John. 363 

Fox, Stephen (1663), 257 

Greene, John (1623), 62 

Waters's Geneaioglcal Gleanings— 

Gurdon, Brampton, 183 

Hamond, Joane (1212). 167 

Haraond, John (1612), 167 

Harnsnett, Adam (1639), 175 

llawes, John (1613), 173 

Hoadly, note, 364 

Hubbert, Mary (1665), 180 

Hulton, Nathaniel (1632), 58 

Kevsar, Benjamin (1650), 55 

Kirtland, John (1617), 60 

Leete, William, letter (1654), 356 

Noves, Anne (1653), 64 

Pickard, John (1665), 181 

Pierce, Mark (1654), 56 

Prickett, Miles (1627), 62 

Quiney, Richard (1656), 53 

Rand, James (1685}. 61 

Ray, John (1030). 174 

Reuoire, Paul de (1627), 63 

Roger3, Dorothy (1640), 174 

Rogers, Ezekiel (1661) , 178 

Rogers, John (1630), 164 ; (1601), 16B; (1638), 

Rogers, Margaret (1665), 181 

Rogers, Richard (1613), 163 

Rogers, Thomas (1625), 163 

Ryece, Robert (1636), 152 

Somner, Arthur (1S37), 59 

Style, Samuel (1665), 259 

Svmes, Mary (1738), 63 

Ward, John (1598), 175 

Waters, Thomas (.1614), 59 

West, John (1691). 259 

White, William (1622), 63 ; (1Q27), 63 

Willi?, Francis (1691), 257 

Winthrop. Stephen, 262 

Wiseman, Richard (1617), 173 
Welchand Brown, queries. 220 
Weils, Me., early settlers of, oaery, 97 
Wentworth, note, 96 
Weston Gsnealogy, 255 

Why men who cculd write made their mark, note, G5 
White, William, query, 100 
Whittington, William, note, 367 
Wilcox, Rubin, query, 315 

Wilier, Marshall P., Posthumous Address of, 141 
Wills, Deeds and other Probate Records. ab3t?acti 
of and from. (See JVoX#r«'s Genealogical Glean- 

Calverwell, Ezekiel (1631), 65 

Lincoln, Abraham (1737), 155 

Lincoln, Mc/rdecai (1736), 155 

Ware, Benjamin (1744), 33 

Ware, Beriah (1755), 34 

Ware, Ebenezer (1754), 29 

Ware, Eleazer (1750), 32 

Ware, Jonathan (1740), 36 

Ware, John (1715), 25 

Ware, Nathaniel ,'17671, 33 

Ware, Robert (1698), 23 ; (1724), 27 

Ware, Samuel (1730-1). 28 
Withington, Henry, note, 413 
Woodbridge and Jordan of Barbados, 309 

York County Records. Gleanings, 81 
Young, Gideon, note, 26 

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JANUARY, 1887. 


By Henry D. Hall, Esq., of North Bennington, Vt. 

TIE subject of this memoir, Hiland Hall, ex-Governor and ex- 
member of . Congress, was born at Bennington, Vermont, July 
20, 1795. His parents were of English descent. The emigrant 
ancestors of each, John Hall of the father Nathaniel Hall, and 
George Hubbard of the mother Abigail (Hubbard) Hall, after be- 
ing over fifteen years at Boston and Hartford, became in 1650 the 
first settlers and large land-holders in Middletdwn, Connecticut, 
where in its ancient burying-ground may now be found tombstones 
of some of their early descendants. 

His father was a quiet, industrious fanner, coming to reside" in 
Bennington in 1779, and marrying at Norfolk, (Jt., October 12, 
1794, the mother, who ever proved a worthy and efficient help- 
meet. Both were exemplary members of the Baptist Church, of 
which he was a deacon, and were respected and esteemed members 
of society. The boyhood and youth of Hiland Hall were spent 
on his father's farm. He became interested in reading when quite 
young, and read all the books he could find or borrow in tlie vicini- 
ty, his taste naturally being for history or biography. 

His early education was obtained in the common schools of his 
neighborhood, with the exception of nearly three months at an 
academy in Granville, N. Y. ; which undoubtedly would have 
been rounded out to the full quarter but for sickness. The wri- 
ter does not remember of hearing him speak of any other sick- 
ness in his youthful days, this being impressed upon him as tak- 
ing largely from the sum total of his educational advantages, though 
he has told how his good mother, calling him to her side, when on 
speaking to the children of getting ready for meeting upon Sunday 
morning, and he making an excuse that he did not feel well, and 
claiming he ought to be permitted to stay at home, would reach for 
the '* picra bottle," which was very generally kept in those days 
For worms, which was the usually considered trouble with children. 

VOL. XLI. 2 

10 Hon. Hiland Hall* [Jan. 

He would generally feel better and soon recover, without taking a 
dose, so as to make his scanty toilet, and go to hear the sermons of 
at least an hour or more in length, which were preached twice on 
the Sabbath. 

Mr. Hall became interested in politics at an early age, favoring 
the republican in opposition to the federal party. During the war 
with England, early in September, 1813, a few weeks after he be- 
came eighteen years old, he was actively engaged in the formation 
of a young men's society in Bennington for a vigorous prosecution 
of the war, styled the "Sons of Liberty," and was one of a com- 
mittee of three to prepare and report a constitution for the Society. 
The well-bound book of records of the Society is still preserved, the 
minutes of its proceedings covering over sixty pages of foolscap size. 
The Society held regular meetings, at which political questions were 
debated. Among its patriotic acts was the procuring from the 
ladies in the town and vicinity of 158 pairs of mittens and 42 pairs 
of socks, which in the name of the lady contributors were presented 
to the 11th Regiment of U. S. soldiers stationed at Plattsburg, 
N. Y., in January, 1814, which regiment had been largely recruit- 
ed in Vermont. The Society continued in active life until after the 
close of the war, the last record of its proceedings being an account 
of its celebration of the Fourth of July, 1815, at which there were 
an address, procession, dinner and eighteen toasts, in accordance 
with the number of States of the Union at the time. 

After the close of the war in 1815, there was a lull in party pol- 
itics, and by 1820, the federal party, as a national organization, had 
ceased to exist, Mr. Monroe, the republican candidate, being elect- 
ed president by a vote of all the states, the vote of only a single 
elector in New Hampshire being cast against him. At the elec- 
tions in 1824 and 1828, Mr. Hall, in common with most oi the 
New England republicans, voted for John C uincv Adams. The 
supporters of Gen. Jackson, who was elected in 1828, assuming 
the name of Democrats, their opponents took that of National Re- 
publicans, which was afterwards changed to Whigs, to which Mr. 
Hall belonged until it became merged in 1856 in the new republican 
party, a name under which he began his early nolitical life. 

He studied law and was admitted to the bar of Bennington Coun- 
ty in December, 1819; established himself in practice in his native 
town, which he represented in the general assembly of the State in 
1827. In 1828 he was clerk of the. Supreme and County Court for 
Bennington County, and the year following was elected State At- 
torney for the County, and reelected the three succeeding years. 

Mr. Hall being naturally of a generous disposition, and easily 
turned aside when collecting his own bills, and thinking little of 
money for its own sake, but using it freely for the necessary comfort 
of his family, at this time increasing in numbers, as well as answer- 
ing the claims of the needy and unfortunate ; he early became in- 

1887.] Hon. Hiland Hall. 11 

volved in his pecuniary relations, and for years lived in a home 
winch was heavily mortgaged, but which he was enabled to clear up 
in middle life, having never settled a debt at less than one hundred 
cents on the dollar.- 

Another characteristic which tended to lessen Ins yearly income, 
was the conscientious expression of his opinion to his clients as to 
their just and legal claims when advised with as to the bringing of 
suits, or of continuing litigation after they had been commenced. 
A strict regard to right and justice often withheld the prosecution 
of suits, which in the hands of some would have brought returns in 
fees, adding much to the income of an attorney ; but it gave confi- 
dence to those having right upon their side in employing him, as 
| they never had reason to fear that he would be tampered with by 
opposite counsel, or their cases in any way be jeopardized by him 
for want of integrity. Thus the opinion obtained, to quite an ex- 
tent, that the side upon which he was engaged would prevail, from 
the inherent justice it was undoubtedly possessed of. In after life 
he had the satisfaction of not being straitened in his pecuniary cir- 
cumstances, though his magnanimous nature would have found ways 
to dispose of large possessions in the way of benevolence. 

In January, 1833, he was chosen a representative in Congress to 
supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Hon. Jonathan Hunt, 
and took his seat on the 21st of that month, during the extraordina- 
ry excitement growing out of Mr. Calhoun's South Carolina nullifi- 
cation ordinance, and witnessed the failure of that first serious effort 
at disunion. At the same election Mr. Hall was chosen a member 
of the 23d Congress, which commenced its first session the follow- 
ing December. The district then comprised the two counties of 
Bennington and Windham, with seven towns in Windsor County, 
viz., Andover, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Springfield and 
Weston. This district he represented in Congress for ten successive 
years, receiving as a National Republican and Whig, five different 
elections by large majorities. His congressional service terminated 
the 3d of March, 1843, he having declined being longer a candidate. 

In Congress Mr. Hall was a working rather than a talking mem- 
ber, though he occasionally made political speeches, among them 
one in 1831 against Gen. Jackson's removal of the government de- 
posits from the United States Bank, and another in 1836 in favor 
of the distribution of the proceeds of the public lands among the 
states, which measure was in effect consummated at that session in 
the distribution of the surplus revenue, by which nearly seven hun- 
dred thousand dollars were received by the State of Vermont, and 
added to the school-funds of the several towns. Both these speeches 
were printed in pamphlets and extensively circulated by Jus congres- 
sional associates and others, and the former was reprinted in New 
Vork prior to the succeeding State election, and circulated as a cam- 
paign document. 

12 Hon. Hiland Hall. [Jan. 

But the speaking of Mr. Hall in Congress was in general of a 
business character, made to influence the votes of members on pend- 
ing questions, rather than for the country. His work on commit- 
tees, first on that of the post-office and post-roads, and afterwards 
on that of revolutionary claims, was onerous and severe, his printed 
reports covering several volumes of public documents. In 1836, 
while a member of the post-office committee, be presented a report 
in opposition to the message of the President and the report of the 
Post-Master General, which had recommended the enactment of a 
law making it a penal offence to transmit by mail into any of the 
southern states, printed matter against the institution of slavery, 
termed "incendiary publications." The report, which was by a mi- 
nority of the committee, was in answer to one that had been made 
to the Senate by Mr. Calhoun, and of which five thousand extra 
copies had been ordered by that body. Besides showing the great 
difficulty and danger of such legislation, tlie report of Mr. Hall took 
the ground that it would be an infringement of the liberty of the 
press, and a violation of the constitution, which had conferred no 
power on congress to look into publications and prescribe what 
opinions should and what should not be admitted into the mails, 
or be the subject of mail transmission. The report was signed 
by Mr. Hall and the Hon. George X. Briggs, afterwards gov- 
ernor of Massachusetts, but as the majority of the committee failed 
to make their report, that of the minority did not become a public 
document. It was, however, printed in the National Intelligencer 
at ^\ ashington, and in Xew York and other papers. 

Mr. Hall's services were especially important in committees and 
also in debate, in opposing wasteful and extravagant expenditures. 
While on the post-office committee he took an active and prominent 
part in framing and procuring the passage of the act of* July 2d, 
1830, which made a radical change in the organization of the post- 
office department, and provided an effectual system for the settle- 
ment of its complicated accounts, by which an alarming series of 
frauds that had caused a very great drain on the treasury, was bro- 
ken up, and an honest and economical administration of its affairs 
inaugurated and secured. 

Mr. Hall's successful efforts in relation to one class of ciairns de- 
serves a more particular notice, as well for the large amount involv- 
ed in them as for the powerful influence and bitter opposition he 
was obliged to overcome in exposing their unfounded and fraudu- 
lent character. For several years there had been passing through 
congress, with little opposition, numerous claims founded on alleged 
promises of the legislature of Virginia, or of the Continental Con- 
gress to Virginia officers of the revolutionary army, some of them 
denominated Commutation Claims, some Half-pay and some Boun- 
ty-land Claims, but all depending upon similar evidence to su.-tain 
them. In satisfaction of these claims there had already been drawn 

1887.] Hon. Miland Hall. 13 

from the treasury over three millions of dollars, nearly all of which 
had been paid for supposed services of deceased Virginia officers, 
and there were still pending before congress claims to the further 
amount of more than another million, and their number and amount 
were continually increasing. By a patient and laborious examina- 
tion of the revolutionary archives in the department at Washington, 
with some information derived from the public records at Richmond, 
Mr. Hall became satisfied that the great mass of the claims already 
paid was wholly unfounded, and that those that were still pending 
were, if possible, still more worthless. In order to bring die sub- 
ject fully before congress, he obtained the appointment of a select 
committee, of which he was made chairman. He prepared a report 
unfavorable to the claims, which was approved by the committee 
and presented to the House on the :27th of February, 1839, with 
the usual motion that it be laid on the table and printed. Contrary 
to the uniform practice in such cases, the printing of the report was 
vehemently oooosed bv the Virginia delegation* After obstructing 
the action of the House daring the morning hour of that day, by 
dilatory motions and debate, they found the members impatient to 
order the printing under the previous question, upon which, as a last 
resort, Mr. Wise of Virginia called for the reading of the report, 
which by strict rule he had a right to require before voting upon it. 
The reading of the report was commenced, and was continued 
through the morning hours of Februarv 28th and March 1st, with- 
in two days of the close of the session, when the pressure of other 
business prevented its being finished. 

Mr. Wise's unexampled hostile call for the reading, therefore, 
had its designed effect of smothering the report for that congress. 
The next session of congress Mr, Hall became a member of the 
committee of Revolutionary Claims, and soon afterwards its chair- 
man. Oi the 24th of April, 1840, he made a report from that 
committee on the Bounty Land and Commutation Claims of the 
\ irginians, similar to the one which h'id been suppressed at the 
close of the previous congress, which showed by authentic documen- 
tary evidence that every one of those allowances was unfounded. 
The efforts of the Virginians to obtain revolutionary allowances, 
especially for officers' bounties under an old law of their state, being 
still continued, Mr. Stanly, of North Carolina, on the 10th of June, 
i<S42, offered a resolution directing the committee of Revolutionary 
Claims to examine and report on their validity, which resolution he 
afterwards modified by substituting a select committee for that on 
Revolutionary Claims. This was done on the complaint that Mr. 
liali, the chairman of the standing committee, was unreasonably 
and unjustly prejudiced, and would not give the claimants a 
fair hearing. On the 16th of June Mr. Hall, having obtained 
the floor, spoke an hour in vindication of his course in regard to 
the claims, showing by undoubted documentary evidence that they 

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14 Eon. Hiland Hall. [J 


were all, collectively and individually, either wholly fraudulent or 
clearlv unfounded on anv revolutionary service to sustain them ; and 
he closed bis remarks by presenting- a list of the names of sixty-four 
claimants, whose claims amounted in the whole to over two hun- 
dred thousand dollars, and comprised ail of the latest of those claims 
that had been recommended for payment by the executive of Vir- 
ginia, and were included in the bill then pending in the House. 

He said every one of them was bad, and offered to abandon his 
opposition to the claims if any member would satisfy the House that 
any single claim was well founded. His remarks were commented 
upon by many of the Virginians, and among them Messrs. Goggin, 
Goode and Gilmer, in speeches of an hour each, which were all 
highly laudatory of the patriotism of Virginians and her revolu- 
tionary heroism, but none of them ventured any attempt to show 
the validity of a single claim. The speech of Mr. Gilmer in par- 
ticular was of an aggressive and extremely personal character to- 
wards Mr. Hall, and was sharply replied to by him, m which his 
attacks were effectually repelled. 

He not only made a further exposure of the claims, but showed 
that Mr. Gilmer, who had been governor of Virginia, had ori- 
ginated them by inducing the legislature of the state to recom- 
mend their payment by congress, when they w r ere well known to 
be entirely worthless ; that he had as agent of the Half-pay 
Claimants, whose claims w T ere equally invalid, first presented 
them to congress, and that he was by a law of the state entitled to 
one per cent, on all that should be paid by the United States, on 
which he had already received over twelve thousand dollars, and 
was entitled to a like allowance on all future payments. This de- 
bate occupied t)ie morning hours of several days, and having the 
numerous delegation of Virginia on one side and a single member from 
another state on the other, and being in a great degree of a personal 
character, attracted very general attention. The vindication of Mr. 
Hall, which was full and complete, and overwhelming to his as- 
sailants, was listened to with unusual interest, and was also the 
subject of general newspaper notice and comment. Ex-President 
Adams, who was a member of the House at the time, notices the 
debate in his Diary published by his son, a3 follows : 

June 16th, 1842. Stanly moved the appointment of a select committee 
to investigate the expenditures on account of Virginia Military Bounty 
land warrants, from which sprang up a debate, and Hiland Hall opened a 
hideous sink of corruption until he was arrested by the expiration of the 
morning hour. 

June 21st. Gilmer growled an hour against Hall for detecting and 
exposing a multitude of gross frauds, perpetrated in the claims relating to 
the Virginia land warrants. 

June 2*2d. Goggin scolded an hour against Hiland Hall, and W. O. 

Goode took the Moor to follow hi 



1887.] Hon. Hiland Hall. 15 

June 24th. W. 0. Goode followed the Virginia pack against Hall. 
James Cooper moved the previous question, but withdrew it at the request 
of Hall, to give him opportunity to reply to the Virginia vituperation. 

June 25th. Hiland Hall took the morning hour to flay Gilmer and the 
Virginia Military land warrants. 

This thorough exposure of these claims, and the marked rebuff 
and discomfiture of their champions, followed as it soon after 
was by a full history and condemnation of them in detail in a 
report by Mr. Stanly's select committee, operated as a final ex- 
tinguisher of them. Mr. Hall was a member of the select com- 
mittee, and the report had, by direction of the committee, been pre- 
pared and made to the House by him. Gov. Gilmer, the leading 
champion of the claims, was subsequently Secretary of the Navy 
under President Tyler, and lost his life, with several others, by the 
bursting of the Stockton cannon on board the Steamer Princeton in 
February, 18-14. By the act of congress, passed in 1832 on the 
application of the Virginia Assembly, under the lead of Gov. Gil- 
mer, congress had assumed the payment of certain half-pay claims, 
which rested on alleged promises of that state to her officers, and 
bad provided for their adjustment by the war department. These 
are the claims before mentioned, for the allowance of which by the 
United States Mr, Gilmer was entitled to receive a percentage. 
They were purely state claims, and there was no legal or equitable 
ground for making the United States liable for them. Those intend- 
ed to be provided for had not only been allowed and paid, but the 
act had been so loosely and inconsistently construed by former Sec- 
retaries of War, that Mr. Hall, from his examination, felt able to 
show, beyond doubt, that allowances to the amount of several hundred 
thousand dollars had been made under color of its provisions, which 
the act in no wise warranted, and which were clearly unfounded and 
unjust. &s other claims of like character were still pending in the 
department, Mr. Hall felt it his duty to call the attention of the then 
recently appointed secretary to the lax manner in which previous 
allowances had been made, and he accordingly addressed a letter to 
him on the subject, in which he respectfully suggested the propriety 
of his reconsidering the construction which should be given to the 
act. The secretary did not take the suggestion kindly, and rather 
a spicy correspondence ensued, the purport and spirit of which may 
be gathered from the two concluding letters, which were as follows : 

Department of War, Fel/j 25th, 1842. 

In answer to your letter of the 24th, I transmit herewith a copy of 
your former letter of the 21st hist., as you request ; and have to state that 
I could not perceive the object of it, if it were not to induce a suppression 
of operations in the class of cases to which you allude. 1 am extremely 
obliged to you for the information you gave, and will be still further obliged 
if \i>u can p-ant out a mode in which the erroneous construction you sup- 

16 Hon. Ililand Hall. [Jan. 

pose to have been given can be corrected, without violating the indispensa- 
ble rule of adhering to former decisions. 

Very Respectfully your obd't Sv't, 
Hon. Hiland Ildl J. C. Spencer. 

House of Representatives. 

House of Representatives, Feb'y 2Gth, 13-12. 

I thank you for the copy of my letter of the 21st inst., inclosed in 
yours of yesterday. In your letter you say you are extremely obliged to 
me for the information I gave you, and will be still further obliged if I 
can point out a mode in which the erroneous construction I suppose to 
have been given the act of July 5th, 1832, "can be corrected without 
violating the indispensable rule of adhering to former decisions/' I would 
be glad to oblige you in this particular, but it is out of my power. Under 
an indispensable rule to adhere to erroneous decisions, X know of no mode 
in which they can be corrected. 

You are doubtless unaware of the amount of labor this "indispensable 
rule of adhering to former decisions'' will save in the adjustment of these 
half-pay claims. There will be no necessity of reading the law or the evi- 
dence in any case. You may safely allow, without examination, all claims 
that are presented. I will engage to furnish, you a precedent from " for- 
mer decisions " for any allowance you may make. 

I am, Sir, very respectfully yours, HiLAND Hall. 

Hon. J. C. Spencer, Secretary of War. 

For an account of the claims and i\ie correspondence in full, see 
report No. 485, second session 27th Congress. It is believed there 
were few or no further allowances by the department, 

Mr. Hall was Bank Commissioner of Vermont for four years from 
18-13, Judge of the Supreme Court for the like period until 1850, 
when be was appointed Second Comptroller of the United States 
Treasury, his duties being to- revise and " finally adjust " all ac- 
counts with the government of officers and others in tiie War and 
Navy departments, after they had been stated and passed upon by 
the Second, Third and Fourth Auditors. A claim came before him 
founded on an expenditure that bad been ordered by the head of a 
department which lie thought was illegal, and the question arose 
whether he had authority to reject it. It was insisted in behalf of 
the claimant that the secretary being his superior officer and repre- 
senting the President, the comptroller was bound by ins approval, 
and had no power to disallow it. In support of this doctrine a la- 
bored written argument was presented, and it appeared to be sanc- 
tioned by the published opinions of three former attorney-generals. 
On full examination of the statures, Mr. Hall came to the conclu- 
sion that judicial authority had been designedly conferred on the 
accounting officers as a check upon lavish expenditures in the depart- 
ments, and it was as much their duty to disallow claims not sanc- 
tioned by law, as it was of a court of justice. The question being 
one of importance, the opinion of the comptroller was published in 


Hon. Ililand Hall, 

fpamnhlet, and it is understood lias since been accepted and fol- 
lowed in the several departments, as a just exposition of the law on 
the subject, and recently a second edition of the same has been 
printed for the use of the Departments. 

In 1851, at the solicitation of President Fillmore, he accepted the 
office of Land Commissioner for California, his associates being 
Gen. James AVilson of New Hampshire and Judge Harry I. Thorn- 
ton of Alabama. The duties of the commission were to adjust the 
claims to land under the treaty of Mexico, the titles of the owners 
as recognized by the Mexican laws having been guaranteed to them 
by that treaty. Mr. Hall was chairman of the commission, and had 
charge of its funds, which he disbursed for its necessary expendi- 
tures, which amounted to several hundred thousand dollars ; all of 
which was duly accounted for at the Treasury Department. On 
the accession of President Pierce now commissioners were appoint- 
ed, and Mr. Hall, in the spring of 1854, returned to Vermont, and 
resuming his residence on the farm in Bennington on which he 
was bom, retired from the further practice of his profession. 

Mr. Hall was a member of the convention which met at Phila- 
delphia in 1850 and gave the Republican Party a national charac- 
ter, by nominating candidates for the presidency and vice-presiden- 
cy. In 18 5 S he was elected by that party governor of the state by 
a large majority, and reelected the next year by a similar majority. 
In his first message, besides calling the attention of the legislature 
to the local affairs of the state, he spoke in decided condemnation of 
the then recent attempt of the majority of the judges of the Supreme 
Court of the United States, in furtherance of the wishes of Presi- 
dent Buchanan and his advisers, to fasten upon the country, by judi- 
cial sanction, the new and extraordinary doctrine that the constitution 
itself legalized slavery in the territories, and that congress cons&- 
| quently had no power to prevent its introduction. The language of 
I the message in regard to this assumed action of the court was as 
follows : " With a strong habitual reverence for judicial authority, 
when exercised within its appropriate sphere for the determination 
of individual rights, I confess I have not a high regard for it, when 
sought to be extended to political questions. The history of our 
parent country furnishes many examples of judges, learned and emi- 
| nent, whose extra-judicial opinions were sought and obtained by the 
I government for the purpose of crushing out the rising spirit of lib- 
erty among the people. Indeed, for the character of the judicial 
ermine, it is to be lamented that judges, of distinguished legal at- 
tainments, have often been found giving countenance to oppression 
ana wrong by ingenious and fanciful constructions, and that English 
J liberty has been fixed upon its present firm foundations, not by the 
aid of judicial efforts, but by overcoming them. There is reason to 
nope that the extra-judicial opinions of the judges in the Dred S?otfc 
case, contrary as they are to the plain language of the constitution, 
to the facts of history and to the dictates of common humanity, will 

18 Hon. Illland Hall. [Jan. 

meet the fate which has attended those of the judges in the parent 
country, and that liberty will be eventually established in spite of 
them." In his last message in 1859, he thus announces his deter- 
mination to retire from further public service : " In closing this my 
last annual message, I cannot withhold the expression of my grate- 
ful thanks to the freemen of the State for tm confidence which they 
have on all occasions so generously manifested towards me : and I 
beg to assure them that in retiring from public life at the end of the 
present political year, I shall carry with me the warmest and most 
heartfelt wishes for the continued prosperity of the State, and for 
the welfare and happiness of its people.'' 

He however consented to act as one of the commissioners to the 
fruitless " Peace Congress," which, on the call of Virginia, assem- 
bled at Washington in February, 1861, on the eve of the rebellion. 
He was chairman of the delegation from Vermont. 

Mr. Hall has always taken a deep interest in American history, 
especially that connected with the territory and state of Vermont. 
He delivered the first annual address that was made before the Ver- 
mont Historical Society ; and for six years from 1859 was its presi- 
dent, and has since been active in the preparation and arrangement 
of the materials for the two published volumes of its collections, and 
in otherwise promoting its usefulness and success. 

He read several historical papers at the meetings of the soci- 
ety, some of which have been published, — among them one in 1869 
in vindication of Col. Ethan Alien as the hero of Ticonderoga, in 
refutation cf an attempt made in the Galaxy Magazine to rob him 
of that honor. He has contributed historical papers to the New 
York Historical Magazine, to the Vermont Historical Gazetteer, to 
the Philadelphia Historical Record, and also to the New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register. In 1860 he read before the 
New York Historical Society a paper showing " why the early in- 
habitants of Vermont disclaimed the jurisdiction of New York and 
established a separate government." 

In 1868 his Early History of Vermont, a work of over 500 page3, 
was published by J. Munsell, Albany. In it the controversy of 
its early inhabitants with New York, and their struggle for the estab- 
lishment of their state independence, as well as their valuable ser- 
vices in the cause of their common country during the revolutionary 
war, are largely treated ; and the necessity of their separation from 
the government of New York in order to maintain the title to their 
lands and preserve their liberty, is very fully and unanswerably 

Gov. Hall was very prominent in his exertions to have a suitable 
centennial celebration of the battle of Bennington, and in securing 
for it the favorable action of the State Legislature, and also in sub- 
sequently promoting its successful accomplishment. Accordingly, 
a few days of the week comprising the 16th of August, 1877, was 
set apart for this object, and devoted to the discussion and presenta- 

1887.] Hon. Hiland Hall. 19 

tion of papers on subjects connected with the revolutionary period 
of the history of the state, in which the governors and other eminent 
men of Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New York participated, 
as well as President Hayes and a number of his cabinet. Thou- 
sands of tlie citizens, among them many military companies, with 
bauds of martial and other music, from Vermont and adjoining 

j states, and in fact from all parts of the union, participated in the 

I services and made it a very remarkable occasion. 

A few months before the celebration he prepared a clear and full 
description of the battle, with an account of its important conse- 
quences, which was extensively published in newspapers and pamph- 
lets, a copy of which has a place in the official account of the cen- 
tennial celebration. 

Mr. Hall was from the first deeply interested in the erection of a 
proper monument for the commemoration of the battle of Benning- 
ton. The later years of his life, and especially the last year, hav- 
ing readied the age of ninety, were given to efforts for directing 
and educating public opinion as to what kind of a structure would 
best mark that important event. A report was made in December, 
188 -i, by a committee of the Bennington Battle Monument Associ- 
ation, on design, recommending "a structure to stand about twenty 
feet square on the ground, and about fifty teet in clear height, and 
to be on a mound ten feet high, making a total height of about sixty 
feet." This caused surprise and sorrow to Mr. Hall, and early in 
1885 he published a short letter to the association and friends of the 
enterprise, giving his objections in a condensed form to the design 
recommended. In June following he addressed an open letter, 
printed in a pamphlet of twelve pages, to the members of the asso- 
ciation, in which he set forth at length his views of monuments and 
their form, in relation to different historic events, and reviewed the 
design of the committee recommending the small, low structure, and 
advised, as his opinion, the erection of a tall, large, bold and com- 
manding shaft, as a proper one to mark the victory. The following 
are his closing remarks in this letter : 

" After a few more words by way of apology for the length and earnest- 
ness of this letter, I will bring it to a close. Born within less than twenty 
years after the battle, near the field where it was fought, and reared 
from childhood among those who were engaged in it, I early imbibed 
from their lips a taste for its study, and from such study acquired a con- 
viction that it was an event of very great importance in the revolutionary 
history of our country. This conviction has lasted me through life, and 
has perhaps grown in strength with increasing years. I was early in favor 
of erecting a monument to the event; and, as president of the Bennington 
Historical Society, I took part in framing the bill for the incorporation of 
the Battle Monument Association, attended the session of the legislature 
at Montpelier in 1876, and gave such aid to our Bennington representative 
in procuring its passage as was in my power.. For several years past the 
subject of the construction of the monument has been in the care ef a Board 

20 Hon. Ililand Hall. [Jan. 

of Directors in whom I had confidence, believing that they would agree 
upon a structure that I should approve. But I was so greatly disappoint- 
ed by the report of their committee, which was published in December last, 
that I felt irresistibly impelled to oppose the adoption of their design by 
the Association; and this I felt obliged to do in spite of the knowledge that 
my opposition would bring me, in my greatly advanced age, into very un- 
desirable conflict of opinion and action with some of my nearest and dear- 
est and most valued friends. I have nevertheless thought it my duty to 
speak of it freely in this paper, which I have done, but without unkind- 
ness towards any one ; and notwithstanding our antagonism on this subject, I 
hope and trust they will still allow me to recognize them as my friends, as 
I shall certainly remain theirs." 

The above letter was extensively circulated and read, and as a 
result of the strong presentation of the character of the monument 
required, at the annual meeting of the Association in August of 
the same year at Bennington, which was very largely attended and 
great interest manifested, and the whole mutter fully discussed, the 
"report of the committee on design " was withdrawn, and the Asso- 
ciation voted unanimously to erect a monument of magnitude and 
grandeur, as best befitting the event to be commemorated. A new 
impulse was thus given to the enterprise, and with the means already 
obtained, ere long the work will be completed. 

The University of Vermont in 1850 conferred on him the honor- 
ary degree of LL.D. He was a life-member and vice-president 
for Vermont of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, a 
member of the Long Island Historical Society, an honorary mem- 
ber of the Buffalo and corresponding member of the New York His- 
torical Societies, 

He was married in 1818 to Dolly Tattle Davis, of Rockingham, 
Vermont, wdio, after over sixty years of happy and useful married 
life, died January 8, 1879. The fruit of the marriage was six sons 
and tw r o daughters. Of the sons, four are now living-, viz., Henrv 
D. and John V., of Bennington : Nathaniel I., of Jackson, Michi- 
gan; and Charles, of Springtleld, Massachusetts. The deceased 
were, Eliza, wife of Adin Thayer, who died in 1843 ; Hiiand H. 
in 1851 ; Laura, wife of Trenor W. Park, in 1875 ; and M. Car- 
ter, in 1881. 

Gov. Hall died in Springfield, Mass., at the house of his son 
Charles, with whom lie was spending the winter, December 18, 
1885- He retired in usual health on the night of the 17th, and was 
heard in the morning to open the register for more warmth, as was 
his custom, when a fall attracted the attention of the family, and on 
going to the room he was unable to rise, but gave directions for the 
caring of himself. He lived about two hours, the machinery of the 
* body seemingly having worn out, he being in his ninety-first year. 
His remains were taken to Bennington and interred in the cemetery 
at Centre Bennington, where he had had, for years previously, a lot 
prepared, and where his beloved wife and most of Ids descendants 
! have been buried. 

1887,] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 21 



By Miss Emma F. Ware, Milton, Mass. 

TVTOTHIXG is with certainty known of the English home of Robert 
-L i Ware, of Dedham. The traditions in regard to it are eo nu- 
merous and conflicting that no reliance can be placed upon any of 
them. Disregarding tradition, the investigator naturally turns first 
to the eastern counties of England, from which so man}- of the early 

I settlers of Dedham came ; but the only result of the slight search 
which has been made there is the following entry among the records 
of burials at Wrentham, Suffolk: "Robert Weare, Mar. 8 1634." 
The family of Weare, or Were, is of great antiquity in Devon and 

Dedham was incorporated in 1636. f The territory which was in- 
cluded in the original grant now forms the whole or part of seven- 
teen or eighteen different towns. % The original settlers of Wren- 

! tham removed thither from the original Dedham settlement ; so that 
the mention of their names first on the Dedham town records, and 
later on those of Wrentham, shows an actual change of habitat. On* 
the other hand those families who are recorded first in Dedham and 
then in Needham or Walnole ; or first in Wrentham and then in 
Foxboro' or Franklin, simply changed their legal residence owing 
to the incorporation of a new town, but in most cases resided where 
they had always lived. 

j Robert Ware had lands granted him in Dedham 6. 12. 1642 
(Feb. 6, 1642-3). He was made freeman May 26, 1647; was 

member of the Artillery Company in 1644. He lived and died in 
Dedham, though three of his sons — John, Nathaniel and Robert — 
removed to Wollomonopoag, incorporated ad Wrentham in 1673. 
His name stands second in point of wealth on the tax list. His 
will, made February 25, 1698, was proved May 11, 1699. The 
inventory, taken May 3, was £250 2 10. 

* Although great pains have been taken to secure the correctness of the data in the fol- 

| lowing paper, if- is impossible that no mistakes should have been made. Ail corrections, 

} emendations and additions will be gratefully received by the compiler, as it is intended as 

j soon as possible to print a fuller account of the family, bringing the history down to the. 

present time. Seme facts have been obtained from a sketch printed, in the Registeb,, 

vol. vi., in connection with Joseph Ware's* journal of an expedition to Canada. 

t " In 1664 ninety-five smali houses, placed near each other, were situated within a short 

| distance of where the court-house now stands, the greater part of them east of that place 

| and around Dwight's Brook. A row of houses stood on the north side, of High Street, as 

j that road was then called which extends from the bridge over Dwight's Brook westerly by 

t the court-house. The total value of these houses was £601. Four only of them wereval- 

' tied at £20 each. The greater number were valued at from £3 to £10." — Wortliington'a 

■ History of Dedham. 

t Dedham, 1(536; Mcdficld, 16-50; Wrentham, 1673; Sherborn, 1674; Needbani, 1711 j 
Medway (from. Medfield), 1713; Beilingham, 1719; Walpole, 172-*; Foxboro' and Frank- 
lin (Wrentham), 177S; Natick, 1781 j Dover, 17o'4*, Hyde Park. 1 808 ; Norfolk, 1370- j Nor- 
wood, 1872; Wellesley (Needham), 1831; Millis, ISSo; and West RoxJjury. 
J VOL, XLI. 3 

22 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Will of Robert Ware oj Dedham. 

In the year of our Lord one Thousand six hundred Ninety eight nine, the twenty 
fift day of February, I Robert Ware of Dedham, in the County of Suffolk in big 
Ma: tiea Collony in the Massaehuseta bay in New England, being put in mind of my 
great chang, by age, & the infirmities thereof, according to my duty, I do hereby, 
in the time of my life, & in the injoym* of my understanding make, ordeyne & de- 
clare this to be my last will and Testam*, for the disposeing and setleing of those 
things of my Estate, which the Lord he betrusted me with, wherein first, I eomit 
my precious soul into the hands of almighty God, in and through the Lord Jeses 
christ, my most blessed Kedemer, & my body to the earth to be therin inter- 
red in christian buryali at the discretion of my executor 8 heerin heorafter named, 
lmp re 1 do heerby giuc unto my Deare and well beloved wife Hannah ware the 
use & improuem* of the East end of my dwelling house & the north end of my b.trne 
& halfe my oarchard & one third part of my pasture land near my house & at y e 
north end of the Island planting field, & one third part of my lot that I purchased 
of John Keelum y* is fenced in pertickular, & halfe my broad meadow that lye be- 
twixt the lands of John Eaton & the widdow Kingsberry, & one horse beast, and 
as much household stuff as she stand in need of, for her use all the tearme of her 
naterali life, all those things aforres d and the Twenty pounds of money, she haue 
receiued, for her to dispose of as she se cause, & my sou Samuel is to prouid her 
wood fit for the fier at all times what she shall need, & he to be paed out of my 
estate what is just, also [ giue unto my loucing wife y e use &■ improveni* of two 
acres of land y c is broken up wher Samuel haue a part neer magus hill., Further- 
more my mind & will is that each of my chiideren shall haue equall portions in my 
estate exceepting my son John Ware who is to haue Twenty pound more then a 
single portion, & what I, haue giuen to each of my children formerly as it is set 
doune in 1113" book is to be acounted to each of them as a part of there portion, 
and for most of my lands I do deuide them amongst my three sons in Dedham, and 
what they, or any of them shall haue more than there equall portions they must 
make good paym' for the same to my executo r3 within the space of four yeares after 
my & my. wiues decease for them to pay them that want y e makeing up of fcher 
portions as followeth : — 

Item. I giue unto my Son Samuel Ware & to his Heirs & assignes foreuer the 
west end of my dwelling house and the South end of my beam, and my new beam, 
and my shop, and halfe my oarchard, & two parts of three of all my pasture land, 
neer my house, & Greens lot, & two thirds of all my land at the north end of y e 
Island planting feild, & two part- of three of y c land I purchased of John Kee- 
lum, & a quarter part of my broad meadow, & my foule meadow, & all my swamps 
near my house, and about Greens lot, & my swamp neer south piayne. & my land 
at the clapbord trees, more, fine acres of woodland near to meadfeild way, as it 
abut on Joseph Wights lot, more, I giue unto him halfe of that land 1 bought of 
M r D fright near to magus hill abuteth on y° lauds of widdow Metcalfe west "& Jn° 
Eaton east, more, one third part of my land at y' stamping place, & one third part 
of my land at chesnut hill, & halfe my land at magus hill within fence, & halfe my 
land one the north side of my fenced land & after y° decease of my deare wife, Sam- 
uel my Son is to haue all my boussing & all my oarchards, & all the land near my 
house, uplands & swamps, Greens lot, & all my swamps about it, & all ray lands at 
y e northerly end of planting feild, meadow & upland as it abutteth on the east on 
charles riuer & y e pond north, And all my meadow and upland y l is fenced in with 
Eleazer Kingsberys lands near Vine Kock & halfe my broad meadow, and four cow 
conien Eights. 

Item. I giue unto my son Epherim & to his Heirs & assignes foreuer, that land 
I purchased of M r Dwight y l abut on his house lot east, & halfe my land near ma- 
gus hill within fence, and halfe my land one the north side of my land fenced in, & 
ail my Small parcels of meadow near it, & one third part of my land at the ^tamp- 
ing ground, &one third part of my land at chesnut hill & three cow com on Rights & 
one fourth part of broad meadow & after the decease of. my wife, one third part, 
& all my childreu shall haue equall share in my lot at. the great ceader swamp. 

Item, 1 giue unto my son Ebenezcr Ware & to his Heirs and assignes foreuer 
ali my Land as it lyeth abutting upon Daniels swamp meadow east. Samuel Par- 
ker north, more, one parcel! of land a little distant from his house lot towards the 
east, by Jn° Woodcocks land more one third part of my land at the stamping 
ground, more a third part of my land at chesnut hili, & after my wiues decease a 
third part of my broad meadow, & three cow comon Rights. 

1837.] Genealogy of Holer t Wave, Dedham. 23 

Item. I giue unto my children at Wrentham onwards there portion? to be equal- 
| lv deuided betwixt them all my moueables, cattell & household stnf what my wife 
can spare, & my clothes & all debts due to me & eight acres of Land I purchased of 
1 ilenery Brock & Lambert Gineryas it lyeth in the Island planting t'eild, more, three 
acres of land I purchased of Thomas Earaes abutting on Jn" Woodcocks, after the 
decease of my wife the household stuff she haue to use, to be equally deuided 
amongst them. 

It is my mind and will is that my houses and lands near home may be low prised, 
& the lands in planting feild, being poor lands & require much fenceing, 1 do 
apoint & impower my well beloued sons John Ware, Robert Ware & Samuel. Ware 
to be the esecuto r5 of this my last will and Testam* & I request and impower my 
loueing friends Deacon Thomas Metcalfe, Deacon William Auery, & Deacon Joseph 
Wight to be y e ouerseers or superuisors to determin any differences that may ari&e 
from or betwixt any persons concearned in this my last will, & what they or two of 
them if any dye y e suruiuemg determin shall be of full force at any & all times & 
care must be taken for to recompenee y e executo rs & ouerseers. 

To coufirme this my last will and testament I haue heeuuto set to my hand & 
scale y e date afores^. y *■> 

In presence of us hn(<P^ 

Thomas Battelle 

hannah Alderidge f ,vr 6ftseR ^ 

Thomas Fuller. {£) Q "fiT 


Robert " Wares " married first in Dedham (i Margrett Huntiuge 24. 
1. 1615" (March 24, 1644-5)* daughter of John Hunting, first 
ruling eider of the Dedham church, and his wife Esther (Seaborn?). 
Margaret, the mother of all his children, died in Dedham, August 
26, 1670: and Robert "Weare" married second, May 3. 1676, 
Hannah Jonesf (b. March 28, 1636, d. April 20, 1721)*, daughter 
of Thomas Jones, of Dorchester. " Robert Ware the Aged " died 
in Dedham, April 19, 1690. The. following inscription is in the 
old Dorchester burying ground: "Here Lyes Buried J Ye Body 
of Hannah ] Ware y e Widdow ( of Robert Ware | Aged 84 years | 
Departed this Life j y e 20 th day of April \ 1721." The children of 
Robert and Margaret, all born in Dedham, were : j 

* A? the new year began March 25, this date would naturally he translated 16 $5-6 ; hut 
the context shows that it was a year earlier. 

t In her w ! i. dated Jan. 21, 1720-1, proved May 1, 1721, she leaves legacies to " M' 3 
Esther Man, \Vidow of the Rev 1 M r . Man, late pastor of the Church of Christ at Wren- 
tham," £5; '"to the Church of Dedham for to hay a Cap for the Communion Table 
£o ;" to sons in law Robert & Nathaniel Ware; to Hannah Baker Dan. of Ebenezer 
Jones; to Mehitiible Newel Dau. of my Brother Jones.; to the Widow Elizabeth Metcalf; 
to my Cousin Esther Flatiugham of Boston; to my Cousin Elizabeth Crocker £20 
and £10 due from my Sister Green deceased; Kinsman Thomas Crocker; Rebecah 
Green daughter of James Green late of Boston; the Surviving- Daughter of Richard 
Given. Executors to sell a meadow bought of Joseph Fairbanks, giving the first 
proiet of it to Son in law Samuel Ware; also land in Dorchester, "Giving Kinsmen 
Ebenezer Jones & Jonathan Jones the first Profer of them." After all Debts 6c lega- 
cies are paid the remainder of the Estate to be divided into rive parts; one fifth each 
to John Green, Samuel Green, Elizabeth Crocker, Esther Flatingham; one Tenth part to 
Jonathan Jones; and one Tenth to Jonathan Clap in trust for Sarah, wife of Jonathan Jones. 
" But before the Division of my Estate into Fifth Parts my Will is if my Nephew Jonathan 
Jones shall, faithfully deliver Me the money 1 Delivered Hum to keep for Me, Or in Case of 
my Death shall render a True Account noon Oath thereof to my Executors Hereafter 
Named as being part of ray Estate, and Shall not Demand any thing for my Board, Main- 
tenance or Other Charges at His House, . . . I do give and Bequeath to Him . . . and His 
Hesrs My Two Acres of Salt meadow on the Fast Side of little Neck in Dorchester, And 
nnro Sarah his Present Wife. . . Fourty Shillings as particular legates." Deacon 
C .:" .' an 1 Sergeant Ebenezer Clap Executors. Witnesses : Elijah Dantorth. Joshua creorsje, 
Pr^erved Capen. 

If.henezer and Jonathan Jones were children of her brother Isaac; Richard, John atid 
..a:. u, t A Green of her sister Rebecca, wife of James Green. 

I " The Wares, sous of the progenitor of a long line of moral teachers." 









24 Genealogy of Robert Ware> Dedham* [Jan, 

*2. i. John," Oct. 6, 16-16 ; d. April T. 1718, Wrentham. 
3. ii. Nathaniel, Oct. 7, 1618; d. July 10, 1724. Wrentham. 
iii. Margaret, Feb. 14, 1050-1 ; d. July 22, 16(54. 

Robert, Aug. 1, 1653; d. Sept. 16, 1724, Wrentham. 
Esther, Sept. 28, 1655 ; d. Sept. 3, 1734, Wrentham ; m. May 13, 1673, 
in Dedham, Rev. Samuel Man, first minister of Wrentham, only son 
of William Man, of Cambridge, Mass. (b. July 6, 1647, 11. 0. 1655, 
freeman 1673, ordained 1692, d. May 22, 1719). Their children were 
ail born in Wrentham, except two, who were bom in Milton after the 
Wrentham settlement was broken up in 1676, and before the return 
of the settlers in 1680. 

1. Mary, 3 April 7, 1674; m. May 4, 1708, Samuel Dearing. 

2. Samuel, Ausj. 8, 1675; m. Oct. 13, 1704. Zipporah Billings. 

3. Nathaniel, April G, 1677, in Milton; m.'Dec. 19, 1704, Elizabeth 

4. William, May 1, 1679, in Milton; m, Dec. 1, 1701, Bethiah 
Rocket. f 

5. Theodore, Feb. 8, 1630-1 ; m. Feb. 28, 1701-2, Abigail Hawes. 

6. Thomas, Oct. 24, 1682; m. Dec. 27, 1709, Hannah Aid is. Three 
of his children married Wares. He was gr. -grandfather of 
Hon. Horace Mann. 

7. Hannah, June 12, 1685; m. April 30, 1707, Samuel Davis. 

8. Beriah, March 30, 1687; m. Deo. 10, 1710, Daniel Hawes. 

9. Pelaiian, April 2, 1689: m. Feb. 18, 1719, Jemima Farrington. 

10. Margaret, Dec. 21, 1691; m. April 18, 1711, Nathaniel Whiting. 

11. Esther, June 26, 1696 ; m. Dee. 30, 1719, Isaac Fisher. 

5. vi. Samuel, Sept, 30, 1657; d. March, 1730-1. 

6. yii. Ephraim, Nov. 5, 1659; d. March 26, 1753, aged 93, Needham. 
viii. Elizabeth, Nov. 19, 1661 ; d. . 

ix. Joseph, Sept, 8 ; d. Sept. 22, 1663. 

7. x. Ebenezer, Oct. 28, 1667 ; d. , 1765, aged 97, Needham. 

Second Generation. 

Joins 2 Ware, born in Dedham, Oct. 6, 1646; died in Wrentham, April 7, 
1718, in his 73d year. One of the settlers, 1671, of WollomoiLO- 
poag, incorporated as Wrentham 1673. In March, 1675-6, the town 
was deserted by the settlers, who took refuge from the Indians in 
Dedham and elsewhere, and did not return till 1680.§ lie is said 
to have built upon the "'Bean Place" as early as 1668. He was 
one of the first selectmen of Wrentham, 1686. Lieutenant and 
Captain of the first military company. 1689-1715. 

John 5 married first in Dedham, Dec. 10, 1 668, Mary, daughter 
of Michael Metcalf, Jr., and Mary Fairbanks (born Aug. 15, iQiti, 
died in Dedham. March 22, 1676-7), 

John 2 married second, March 24, 1678-0, Joanna, daughter of 
John and Joanna Gay, of Dedham, and widow of Nathaniel Whit- 
ing, Jr. (b, March 23, 1644-5, died at Wrentham, Oct. 26, 1708). 

John 2 married third, Dec. 21, 1703, Dorothy, widowjj ox Eleazer 3 

* The Arabic numerals in the margin refer forward to corresponding numbers in the 
middle of the page. 

t " This name began to he written Rockwood in 1728, but it is ^t:ll often pronounced 
according' to its former orthography." 

J The Arabic numerals in the middle of the page refer buck to corresponding numerals 
in the margin. 

<$ •' 1676— March Ye 30^ Ye Inhabitancy ware drawn cf by roson of v" Endien Worre." 
" 1680— August Ye 21st. The Itevd Mr Man returned to Wrentham again and. divers In- 
hab rt3 ." (John, Nathaniel and Robert Ware among the number.) 

it In Morse's History of Sherborc Dorothy is called the sister of Hannah; but Elenzer 
Wood had, by the town record, only two daughters, Hannah and Abigail. If Dorothy 
Wood was daughter of George Badcoek of Milton, she married first, March 29, 1072, John 
Daniel of Milton, who died June 17, 1685. She married Eleazer Wood about, 1G87. 

1887.1 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 25 

(Nicholas 1 ) Wood, of Sherborn (who had died May 20, 1704), and 
mother of Hannah Wood, wife of John's son Joseph. 3 " Dorothy, 
widow of Cap t. John Ware," died in Sherborn, December 10, 172;5. 

Will of John Ware, Senior, of Wrentham. 

June the 26, 1715 
In the Name of god Amen, the last Will & tenement of John Ware Saner of the 
town of Wranthani, in the County of Suffolk in the prouenee of Massetuess bay in 
New England, being Crase and weke in bodey but Sound and Rite in understaning 
Reiuembring my morteliity desireingtoset my hous in order and so to dispose of such 
thing as god hase giuen me to God glorey and the good of mine do make and or- 
duin~this my last will and testement — inprirais, commet my Soul into the hands of 
Jesus Crist my only Medetor and my bodey to the graue to be decently beured by 
my exseeutor hereafter to be nameed — the funerall charges and dets elerd Item 1 
do giue and bequeth unto my well beloued Wife Dority Ware all and in Signalar 
what shee brout with her* and more what bouse sstuff& mouabels shoe plese to take — 
and one end of my dweling hous at her own coyse — and all the land one the Souest 
| Side of the byway where the hous stand— paster, orchard, garden and more two 
aears one the Nor west side of the Way whare Shee shall chouse, and more one half 
of my midow, at pin plain at her coys — the hous and lands to bee for her own 
use dureing the time of her widdohood. Itim to my son John Ware all those lands 
that he has Deeds on from me foreuer and other lands he is pursess on dureing his 
natrall life and aftir his desees to be deuided equeiiy among his three sons — and 
all what hee base resiued that stans in book acount, and also to his children Wil- 
liro — John — Moses and Mehetebell and Marey to be payed forty Shilling apcce 
asthaycomof age by my executer — all my pissix books I giue to my son Benje- 
min ail my other Books — after my wife hase taken out to be deuided among all my 
children. Itim I giue to my son Benjeinin Ware ail the homstad, that part that is 
his mother in lawe dureing the time of her Widdohod, and my midow at gexpas- 
terf— and also to my grand Dafter Marey Blake| lorry Shilling to be payday my 
Exteuter. Itim. I giue t-j my gransons Wiilim, John and Aloses Ware all that 
pece of land iieing Nor of Suihwise by bunge rode be it thirty aears more or less 
to be deuided equely betwen them ait — the Remaining part of my estate to be 
\ equeilly deuided betweene my children namely Eiezer — Joseph — Abbagaill — .Maray 
and llinah in that eeh of them to giue an acount of what thay haue alredy re- 
|. seued to make the Equality, and aiso I do apint and ordain my two Sons — Eiezer 
E Ware and Joseph Ware to be Soul Executors. 

Jn° Warz .(Seal) 
Signed and Seailed & declared to be his last will & testement 
the day and yere aboue wreten in present of us 
Eben r Fisher 
Jonathan Metcalf 
Samuel Fisher. [Proved May 8, 1718.1 

Children of John Ware and Mary Metcalf : 

8. i. Jou.v, 3 June 17, 1670. in Dedham ;$ d. March 29, 17.51, in Wrentham. 
ii. Ellvzar, July 13, 1670, in Dedham ;§ d. Feb. '20, 167-2-3, in Dedham. 
iii. Son, b. and d. in Wrentham, Feb. 10. 1673[— iJJj 
iv. Eliazur, b. ; d. in Wrentham, Sept. 1675. 

9. v, Eliazek, Oct. 2, 1676, in Dedham ;^f d. July 23, 1750, in Wrentham. 

Children of John Ware and Joanna (Gay) Whiting : 

* " I never read such a bequest as ' I give my wife such household stuff as she brought 
with her on her marriage,' that the [question] does not arise in my mind," " was she not 
a widow when he married her r" ;H. F. Waters iu the "Nation," Jane '6, 1836.) 

t " Jack-paster" in inventory. 

% Joanna Whiting (eldest of six: children of Nathaniel Whiting, Jr., and Joanna Gay), 
bom in Medtield, Sept, 26. 166-5, married in Wrentham, Feb. K. 1089, John Blake, and had 
five children, of whom Mary Blake, born April 8, 1696, was the youngest. 

§ Recorded in both Dedham and Wrentham. 

ij " The first person that was burned here iu ye town which took possession of ye bury- 
ing place was an infant son of John Ware ami Mary his wife Feb. 10 1673." 

H The Wrentham record says, '•' Bom at Dednam Sept. 28 1676." 
VOL. XLI. 3* 

26 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

vi. Abigail, 3 " b. in Dedham, Jan. 1630;"* d. ; ra. in Wrentham, 

Nov. 18, 170-3, Thomas Throop.f No issue recorded. 

10. vii. Joseph, June 2, 1031, in Wrentham ; d. Jan 26, 1754, Sherburn, 
viii. Zachariah, Nov. 16, 1683; d. Jan. 13, 1684. 
ix. Mary, Nov. 15, 1681 ; d. Dec. 27, 17-17, in her 61th year ; m. March 31, 

1730, Francis Nicholson. (Dea. Francis d. Dec. 7, 1753.) No issue 
S. Hannah, Sept. 21, 16SG ; d. June 8, 1730; m. Dec. 20, 1709, Joshua, 
son of John and Hannah Fairbanks (b. March 18, 1682, d. Oct. 11, 
1742.) [Joshua Fairbanks m. second, July 26, 1732, Mrs. Mercy Un- 
derwood, of Holliston/d. Sept. 11, 1742.] Children: 

1 . Benjami n , 4 May 5 , 1711. 

2. James, Oct. 15, 1714. 

3. Joseph, Oct. 9, 1717. 

4. John, Jan. 15. 1722-3. 

11. xi. Benjamin, July 8, 1638 ; d. July 16, 1744. 


Nathaniel, 2 born in Dedham, Oct. 7, 1648; died in Wrentham, July 10, 
1724, in his 76th year ;$ one of the settlers of TVrentham in 1671 ;§ 
married in W. Oct. 12,1096, Mary " Wheelak." (She married 

second, Bacon. jj and died March 25, 1750.) Children, born 

in Wrentham : 

12. i. Nathaniel, 3 Aug. 6, 1697; d. March 4, 1781, Wrentham. 
ii. Betty, Feb. 11, 1699[-1700] ; d. Sept. 13, 1726, aged 27; m. June 24, 

1721, Benjamin, son of Benjamin and Prisciila Grant (b. in W. Oct. 

16, 1695; d. ). Child : 

1. Betty,* May ,20, 1725; m. Jan. 9, 1750-1, Jonathan Fisher ? 
iii. Abigail, Dec. 1, 1702; d. iu her 91st year [1793] ; m. May 17, 1727, 
William Force. Children : 

1. William, 4 ' An*. 29, 1728. 

2. Mary, March 11, 1729-30. 

3. Timothy, March 2, 1731-2. 

4. Benjamin, Sept. 9, 1733. 

5. Jonathan, Sept. 14, 1735. 

6. David, Oct. 1, 1739. 

7. Abigail, d. April 22, 1753. 

13. iv. Beriah (son), Nov. 7, 1704; d. Feb. 17, 1756. Wrentham. 

14. v. Josiah, March 21, 1707[-8] ; d. July 3, 1798, Needham. 

vi. Kesia, March 13, 1710[-111 ; d. Feb. 20, 1802, 91st year; ra. Jan. 5, 
1732-3, Beriah (Samuel, 3 Samuel 2 ), Mai (b. 1708, d. March 31, 
1750). Children: 

1. Bathsheba* March 9. 1736. 

2. Hannah, Julv 16, 1737. 

3. Jonathan, Sept. 8, 1739. 

4. Ktzioh, Aug. 13, 1741. 

5. Mary, Oct. 20, 1743. 

6. Beriah, Nov. 17, 1746. 

7. Betsey, Dec. 24, 1743. 

vii. Pelatiau. Oct. 20, 1713 ; d. June 10, 1726, aired 13. 

15. viii. Samuel, Feb. 8, 1710[-17J ; d. Jan. 5, 1806, Conway, Mass. 

* Wrentham record. The date is evidently meant for 1679-80. 

f " Threop d. in Wreutham Nov. 13, "1708." 

J Buried at Wrentham Centre. 

§ In the possession of Prof. Park, of Audover, a descendant of Nathaniel Ware, is a deed 
dated March 2, 1074, from Robert Ware to bis son Nathaniel of "Twelve Acres . . .in 
the Township of Wrentham . . . being a part of the first deuision of Lands Layd out . . . 
for house Lots . . . [abutting] upon the house Lot of sou John Ware towards 'the North 
East," and of son Robert Ware South West. Also the full Right " of Nine Cow Coihon 
Rights in the second deuision & all succeeding deuisions of all sorts of Lai. us." The will 
of Nathaniel lias not been found. His real estate was valued at £240. 7. 6. at his death; 
£359 when the estate was settled two years later. 
I | " ouer mother mary Bacon Deeesed march ye 25: 1750." Manuscript record of Sam- 

uel, 3 in the possession of his grandson, Thomas Ware, Granville, III. 

■ 1887.1 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 27 


! Robert, 2 bora in Dedham, August I, 1653; settled in Wrentham ; died 
there, Sept. 16, 1724, iu his 72d year. He was "impressed by 
virtue of a warrant from ye Major " in Dedham to serve in King 
Philip's war. Married first in Dedham, June 4, 1677, Sarah, 
daughter of Michael Metcalf, Jr., and Mary Fairbanks (b. in Ded- 
ham, Dec. 7, 1618, d. iu Wrentham, April 13, 1713). Robert 2 m. 
second, Feb. 26, 1719-20, Elizabeth Holbrook, of Mendon (d. 
July 28, 1723). 

Will of Robert Ware, Senior, of Wrentham. 
In the Name of God Amen the twenty eight dny of August Anno Domini one 
thousand seven hundred and twenty four in the Eleventh year of the Reigne of our 
Sovereigne Lord King George ouer Great Britiue, I Robart Ware Senior of Wren- 
tham in the County of Suifolke and Province of the Massachusets Bay in New Eng- 
land, Husbandman, being weeke in bodie But of sound minde and memory praised 
| be Allmighty God for the same yet Knowing the uncertanty of this present life and 

{I being Desirous to Settle that owtard Estate the Lord hath lent me, Do therefore 
make and order this my last will and Testament in maner and forme following, 
I That is to say, First and Prinsipally I commend my Saul into the hands of Almighty 
I God my Creator, hoping to Receive full pardon and Remition of all my sins and Sal- 
' vation through the alone merits of Jesus Christ me Redemer and my bodie to the 
earth to be decently intered according to the Decresion of my Execp hereafter 
Named in hopes of A glorious Rezection unto Etarnal life. And. as touching such 
temporal estate the Lord of his bounty hath lent me my Will and Mind is the same 
shall be imployed and bestowed as hereafter in and by this my Will is expressed 
hereby Revocking Renouncing and making Null and Voyde all wills and Testaments 
by me, heretofore made Declaring and Appoynting this to be my last Will & Testa- 
ment wherein is Contained the Same, Imp-, I will that my funeral expences be 
taken out of my Estate and further my Minde and will is that all my true and just 
Debts be well and truly payed or Ordered to be payed in Conveniant time Next after 
my Decease by the person herein after Named. 

Item. Whereas many years ago I gave to my Eldest son Ebenezer Ware and his 
heires in a deed of Gift under my hand of house and Land in Wrentham on portion 
accounte to the Value of Sixty pounds, I doe now further give unto him and his 
heires the sume of five Shillings and allso one fourth part of all my waring appa- 
riell and one fourth part of all Debts, bills & bonds dew to my Estate and these 
with what he hath already Received shall be his whole share in my whole Estate. 

Item. Whereas I have fbrmarly given to my son Robart Ware and his heires, 
Deeds of Gift under my hand of land in Wrentham upland ai d Swampy Land on 
portion accounte, my son Robart Ware Having the price or val »ation of the sd lands 
in <"hc deeds or Instruments, I doe now further give unto him and his heires the sume 
of ten Shillings and allso one fourth part of all my waring Appariell and one fourth 
part of all Debts, bills and Bonds dew to my Estate and these with what he hath 
already Received shall be his whole share in my whole Estate. 

Item. Whereas I have formerly given to my son Michel Ware and his heires in 
a Deed of Gift under my hand of house and land in Wrentham on portion accounte 
to the value of fifty pounds, I doe now further give unto him and his heires the sume 
of fire Shillings and allso one fourth part of ail my waring Appariell and one fourth 
part of all Debts, bills & Bonds dew to my Estate and tiiese with what he hath al- 
ready Received shall be his whole Share in my whole Estate. 

Item. To my son Jonathan Ware my mind and Will is and I give to him and 
hia heires all my Housing and lands in Wrentham or elsewhere in New England 
not heretofore disposed of by me, upland, Medow land & Swampy land whatsoever 
w;th all appurtenances belonging to the housing and lands and further I give to my 
s<»n Jonathan Ware and his heires my Teame and all tacklin belonging to it and 
all my Husbandry tooles and one fourth part of all my warinir Appariell and one 
fourth part of all Debts, bills & bonds dew to my Estate and ailso all provitiou left 
by me in my Dwelling House and Barn of all sorts whatsoever both for man and 
beast and allso my minde and will is that my son Jonathan Ware shad pay all 
my true and just Debts, Only funeral charges to be taken out of my Estate as before 

28 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Item to my three Daughters and my minde and will is that they Namely my Daugh- 
ter Margriet and her heires and my Daughter Sarah and her heires and my Daugh- 
ter Easter and her heires shall be equall in what they have Received or shall Re- 
ceive of my Estate Referance being had to my book of Accounts of what they or 
any one of them have already Received and further my minde and will is that my son 
Jonathan Ware shall pay thirty Pounds two and amongst my three Daughters within 
four years next after my Decease, and allso my mind and will is that all my mova- 
ble Estate not heretofore disposed of by me alter funeral charges taken out shall be 
devided two and amongst my three Daughters and finally my mind and will is that 
my son Jonathan Ware shall pay every perticular sumu to the person^ unto whoiae 
they are herein given by me. 

In Testamouy whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale the day and year 
f rst above written Appoynting and Ordering my two sons Michel Ware and Jona- 
than Ware to be the ExoJ s to this my last Will and Testament. 

Roc art Ware (Seal) 

Signed, Sealed. Published and Declared by the sd Robart Ware Sen r as and for his 
last will and Testament. Eben 1 ' Fisher 

Anthony hancuck 
Thomsa Fisher 
John Gay. 

Children by wife Sarah, and all except the eldest b. in Wrentham :* 

16. i. Ebenezer, 3 March 15, 1077-8, in Dedham ; d. April 26, 1750, in 'Wren- 

17. ii. Robert, Dee. 6, 1680; d. Jan. 9, 1731-2, Wrentham. 

18. iii. Michael, June 11, 1683 ; d. Sept. 21, 1725, Wrentham. 
iv. Margaret, June 6, 1685; m. 1713, Ebenezer (Jonathan, 3 Michael, 2 

Michael 1 ) Metcalf (b. Feb. 14, 1680). 

19. v. Jonathan, Feb. 28. 1686[-7] ; d. April 20, 1740, Wrentham. 
vi. S-^rah, March 4, 16S9[-90] ;' d. Aug. 5, 1729; m. June 6, 1722, F*ar:cis 

Nicholson. (Dea. Francis d. in \V. Dec. 7, 1753.) Child : 
1. Francis, 4 b. May 27, d. Aug. 20, 1729. 
vii. Esther, May 7, 1693; d. Sept. 14, 1745; m. Dec. 17, 1718, Hezekiah, 

son of Daniel (Edward 1 ) and Abiel (Gay) Ilawes, of Wienthain (b. 

Nov. 22, 1688. Dea. Hezekiah d. July 2, 1777). 
via. Elizabeth, Sept. 30, 1697 ; d. before Aug. 2S, 1724. 

Samuel, 2 born in Dedham, Sept. 30, 1G57 ; died there between March 6th 
and 22d, 17o'0-l ; married in Dedham, July 21,1090, Elizabeth 
Rice (died Nov. IS, 1719). Their children were:f 

i. Joseph, 3 June 23, 1691 : d. April 30, 1710. 
ii. Sameel, July 20, 1694 ;• d. July 30, 1722. 

Samuel' 2 married second, July 27, 1721, Sarah Carpenter. J 
daughter of Thomas Fuller, of Dedham (born Sept. 3, 1659, died 
"widow," March 31, 173G). 

Will of Samuel Ware. 
Will dated March jfi, proved March 22, 1730-1. I Samuel Ware of Dedham 
Weaver will that my Funerall Expenees be taken out of my estate and that all my 
true and just Debts be well and truly Paied. 1 give unto my well beloved wife Sa- 
rah Ware the use of the One Equal half part of all my Estate During her Natural Life 

* For this reason the birth of Ebenezer 1 has hitherto been overlooked. 

f There is a tradition that one son was drowned. 

J Sarah, dau. of Thos. Fuller (Dedham, 1643), born Sept. 3, 1659 ; married first, An?. 10, 
1681, Ralph 8 Day (Ralph, 1 Fr., 1645) : had Ralph., horn 1683; Tho. 1636; Sarah, Mary, 
Jeremiah, 1C93, Abigail. Ralph Day died Oct. 21, 1694. She married second, May 13, 171)4, 
John? Carpenter, of Woodstock. 

Will of Sarah Ware, dated July 12, 1735, proved April 13, 1730, leaves legacies of money 
or lands in Wrentham and Needham to 30ns Ralph, Thomas and Jeremiah Day ; grand- 
danghter Mary, daa. of Ralph Day; daughters Sarah Wight and Abigail Bacon". Michael 
Metcalf and Israel South, Executors. 

1887.1 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham, 29 

and the One Third part of all my Moveable Estate for her to Dispose of as She shall 
See meet. Item, I Give unto Mary Day who hath lived with and been helpfull to 
mo .A considerable time the full Sam of live pounds. Item, I give unto the heires 
of my Brother John Ware deceased in Equality the full Sum of six pounds. Same 
to heires of Brothers Natbanel* and Robart deceased ; to Sister Ilesier Man ; and 
to Brother Ephraim Ware and his heires. Same to " Brother Ebenezer Ware and 
his heires Provided that he or his heires shall pay to my Exequ™ within Six months 
Next after my Decease all that is justly Due from him to my Estate and in Case that 
the s d Ebenezer AY are nor his heires doe not pay they shall have No part Nor 
Share in my Estate. 

To Nathaniel Man my Kinsman who hath and att the Date hereof Doth Dwell 
with me and hath for a Considerable Number of years past been helpfull to me and 
Faithfull in my service the whole of my Estate boath Realc and Personal not 
heretofore disposed of by me, Provided that the s d Nathaniel Man or his heires 
shall pay the perticular Sum or Sumes above Mentioned within the Space of four 
years Next after my Decease and in case they doe not pay I doe hereby Au- 
thorize my Exequrs hereinafter Named to Make Sale of so much of my Estate as 
Shall be sufficiant to pay what I have herein above given to all and every person; 
and aliso that my Exequors shall be fully satisfied out of my Estate for aii there 
Cost and Charge that they shall be att in or abought my Estate. Appointing 
my two friends NamlyjJeremiah Fuller of Stoughton and John Gay of Dedham to 
he my Exequors. Witnesses : Noah Kingsbery, Amos Fuller, William Eaton, 
Sed Dol Buck, f Abstract.] 


Ephraim,* born in Dedham. Nov. 5, 1659. -'The aged Ephraim Ware 
died In y e 94 th Year of his Age as 'tis tho't, Mar. 2G 1753." He 
married in Dedham, July 13, 1685, Hannah Herring, probably 
daughter of Thomas and Mary (Pierce) Herring (d. July 10, 1738, 
in N.), and lived in the part of the town which became (l^H) 
Needham. Children, born in Dedham :f 

i. Debora, 3 Feb. 17, 1685-6. 

20. ii. EraRAiii, Feb. 14, 1638-9: d. March 19, 1774, Needham. 

21. iii. KoBERT, April 18, 1699; d. , Needham. 

Ebenezer, 2 born in Dedham, Oct. 23, 1667 ; died Jan. (?), 1765, in Need- 
ham. He is said to have had five wives, one son and six daughters. 
He married first in Dedham, March IS, 1689-90, Martha Herring, 
daughter of Thomas and Mary (Pierce) Herring (b= in Dedham, 
July 11, 1668, d. Jan. 30, 1709-10). His wife Elizabeth died in 
Needham, March 8, 1733-4. " Mehetabel Wife of the Aged Eben- 
ezer Ware died suddenly/' Nov. 2, 1753. He married lastly, June 
13, 1754, when 86 years of age, Ann Harrison. 

In the Name of God Amen, the sevententh Day of September Ano Domi one 
thousand seven hundred and Fifty four in the Twenty eight year of the Reign of or 
Souerain Lord King George the second over Great Britain &c I Ebenezer Ware 
Sen r of Nedham in the County of Sufiblk and Prouence of Masachusets bay in New 
England Husbandman being in usual helth of body but aduenceed in years but of 
eound. mind and memory, JJiesed be almity God therefor and calling to mind the 

* From an account book of Nathaniel 3 : " 1738 Beriah "Ware cr„ by a Legace from Deed- 

Iham from uncle Samuel Ware, 17s." " 1731 Wm. Force Cr by'money from Dedham 
11. 6.'' " Due to Keziah Ware by her part of 4 pound from Ded. II. 6." 
t Ephraim 2 is said to have had two sons and three daughters. The first two at least of 
; the following marriages probably refer co children of his whose births were not recorded: 
I " Hannah Ware of Dedham and Eleazer Metcalf ofWrentham Sept. 6 1711 " (Dedham). 
j J' Margaret Ware and Samuel Frost Nov. 9 172.") " (Needham). 

\ "Abigail Ware and Kezekiuh Broad, Mar. .5 1733-4" (Needham). [Sixth daughter of 
| Ebenezer ?] 

Hezekiah, son of Hezekiah and Abigail Broad, born in Dedham March 21. 170S. Elea- 
zer» Metcalf. (Jonathan, 3 Michael/-' Michael 1 ) born Feb. 14, JB37. 



30 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Frailty of Life and Certainty of Death Do therefore make and ordain this my last 
Will and Testement in maner and Form folowing that is to say : First and Princi- 
pally I commend my Soul into the hands of Almity God my creator hoping to Re- 
ciue y c pardon and Remission of all my sins and saluation through the alone merit 
of Jesus Christ my Redemer and my Body to the Earth to bo deacently Buried 
acording to the diseresion of excecutrex herein Named and Executor hereinafter 
Named and as Touching such Worldly Estate the Lord hat!) lent me my mind and 
will is the same shall be disposed of aeording as is hereinafter expresed hereby Re- 
uoaking and Renouncemg and making Null and Voaid ail Wills and Testaments 
by me heretofore made declering and apoynting this to be my last Will and Tes- 
tement Wherein is contained the same. Imp 1 " 6 , I will that all my just Debts and 
Funarall Expences be Well and Truly payed in conuenient Time next after my De- 
ceas by my Excutrex hereinafter named. 

Itm. I do giue & Bequeth to my only son Nathaniel Ware Sen r the Suuie of Fiue 
Shillings lawful money. 

Itm. I do giue and Bequeth to my Daughter Mary's Chilldren Namly William 
mills and John Mills and Benjamin mills to each of them one Shilling Lawfull 

Itm. I do giue and Bequeth my Daughter Martha Smith one Shilling Lawful 

Itm. 1 do giue to my Daughter Elizabeth children Namly Abial and Elizabeth 
and Meribath to each of them one Shilling Lawful money. 

Itm. I do giue and Bequeth to my Daughter Jemima Kingsbery one Shilling 
Lawful money. 

Itm. I do giue and Bequeth to my Daughter Sarah Deuenportone Shilling Law- 
ful money ; the above said sunies with what they haue had shall be and is their Full 

Itm. I do hereby (under and subject to the Terms under Writer.) Giue and Be- 
queth to my Loueiug Wife Anna Ware all my Moueable Estate whatsoeuer and 
whersoeuer it may be found shee paying ail my just Debcsand Funaral Expence 
and the aboue Legaceas giuea to my Children and Granchilldren. 

Itm. I do hereby constitute and apoynt my Loueing Wife Anna Ware Excecu- 
• trex and my son Nathaniel Ware Sen r Exceeuter to this my last will and Testement. 

In Testimony whereof J the said Ebcuezcr Ware Sen r haue hereunto set my hand 
and seal the day and year first aboue written. Ebenezes Ware (Seal) 

Signed, sealed, Published and Decleared by the said 
Ebenezer Ware Sen r as and for his last Will and 
In presence of us 

Aaron Smith 

Josiah Newell jun r 

Joseph Gibbs. [Proved Feb. 15, 1765.] 

Children, all probably by his first wife, born in iJedhara :* 

i. Mary, 3 b. April 6, 1691 ;f d. before 17.5 i ;J m. William (Benjamin/- 
Samuel 1 ) Mills (b. .May 2, 1682). Chil. : 

1. John* Aug. 4, 1715. 

2. William, Nov. 5, 1713. 

3. Benjamin and Nathaniel, May 31, 1722. Nathaniel d. young. 
, ii. Martha, Jan. 7, d. March 15, 1691-5. 

22. iii. Nathaniel, Jan. 23, 1695-6; d. Oct. 12, 1770, Needham. 

iv. Martha, June 13, 1699; d. hirer than 1754; m. June 29, 1725, in Need- 
ham, " Lieut." Aaron Smithy (d. in N. April 15, 1776, aged 77 yrs.). 
v. Elizabeth, April 20, 1702; d. young. 
vi. Elizabeth, March 16, 1704-5 ; d. before Sept. 17, 1751 ; m. first, April 

* Where the full date of birth is given the name is on the Dedham records. 

t "The Berth of mv morther was in y° ver 1691 who was the dafter of Ebenezer ware 
this dat 1749 february 11." Mem" by Wm. Mills, jr. 

1 Died certainly before her fattier and probably soon after the birth of her twins, for 
u William Mills of Needham Mary Watson ofRoxbury 17, 1724.'* — Rox. Rec. 

§ In 1764 Rev. Samuel West, the young minister of the parish, writes of Mrs. Smith as 
one " who possessed all the virtues which piety without refined education could furnish to 
a mind or person to whom nature had been peculiarly indulgent.'"' 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 31 

23, 1730, in Needham, Moses, son of Dea. Timothy* and Sarah Kings- 
bury (b. Sept. 11, 170.5, d. Feb. 21, 1730-31). Children : 

1. Mehitable* or Ucribath. 

2. Elizabeth. 

3. Abial, b. Feb. 24, 1730-1. 

Married second, May 30, 1732, Ezra Smith, of Dedham. 
vii. Jemima, d. Feb. 3, 1779. " in her 75th year * ? f m. March 22, 1726-7, in 
Needham, " Capt." Timothy, son of Dea. Timothy*and Sarah Kings- 
bury (b. Aug. 14, 1703, d. in Needham, Nov. 13, 1778. in his 76ia 
year). Children; 

1. Jemima* Feb. 11, 1727[-8]. 

2. Sarah, Feb. 20, 1731[-2], 

3. Timothy, March 4, 1734[-5]. 

4. Moses, Aug. 3, 1736. 

5. Samuel, May 14, 1739; d. Oct. 12, 1756, 18th year. 

6. David, Au^. 15, 1712. 

7. Mary, Aug. 16, 1746. 

viii. Sarah, m. first in Needhani, April 29, 1731. Joseph 3 (John. 2 Thomas 1 ) 
DavenportJ (b. Aug. 30, 1701, d. March 12, 1752). Children, born in 
Newton : 

1. Sarah, * March 30, 1732 ; m. Feb. 1757, Benjamin Mills. 

2. John. June 7, 1733 ; d. Feb. 1818. 

3. Abigail, b. andd. 1736. 

4. Benjamin, b. and d. 173S, 

5. Abigail, Jan. 15. 1710 ; m. 1763, Michael Bright. 

6. Mary, March 30, 1742 ; in. Lyon. 

7. Benjamin, June 16, 1743: d. Dec. 28, 1833. 

8. Enoch, June 25, 1744 ; d. June 24, 1803. 

9. Martha, June 12, 1746; m. 1775, Ebenezer Day ; 1807, Nathan- 

iel Talbot. 
Married second, Jan. 17, 1760, Nathaniel Richards, of Dedham. 

Third Generation. 
John 8 (John 2 ), born in Dedham, June 17, 1670 ; died u Mar ye 29 th 1751 
in the 81 st year of his age."§ Married Jan. 14, 1695-6, Mebitable 
Chapin (died March 25, 1750, aged 76).§ Children, born in 
Wrentham : 

William, 4 July 4, 1697; d. at Dighton, Mass., June 11, 1764. 
John', May 7, 1700 ; d. April 24, 1775. 
Moses, June 7, 1702. 
Mary, Aug. 4, 1705. 
Barbareh, April 9, 1708, stillborn. 

Mehetible, Oct. 6, 1710 ; m. at W. May 20, 1736, Wifliam May (ances- 
tor of Hon. Seth May, Judge S. J. C. Me.). 
vii. Eebeckah, between Dec. 3, 1716, and Feb. 15, 1716-17 ; m. at W. Aug. 
30. 1733, William Puffor, Jr. Children: 

1. William.* April 21, 1734. 

2. Elijah, Aug. 8, 1737. 

3. John, Sept. 24, 1739. 

4. Rebeckah, Nov. 18, 1741. 

5. Esther, June J 4, 1744. 

viii. Richard, Oct. 27, 1718; d. Sept. 7, 1719.$ 

f Timothy Kingsbury (Nathaniel, 2 Joseph, 1 of Dedham, freeman 1641). First town clerk 
of Needham; chosen deacon May 17, 1720. 

* As Jemima is mentioned after Elizabeth in her father's will, she may have been young- 
er; anil thus have died in her 73d and rot ia her 75th year. Rev. Samuel Man, in Ids will 
dated 17 iS, says : •' To my niece Jemimah Ware I give the sum often pounds always pro- 
vided that she, live with my wife till she come to he eighteen years of age and serve her 
faithfully." She was bora in 1704 or 1706. 

t Register, xxxiii. 33. 

j Buried at Wreuiham Centre, 










32 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Eliezer 3 (John 2 ), born in Dedham, Oct, 2, 167C; died in Wrentham, July 
23, 1750, aged 74;* -Lieut."; married Feb. 13, 1700-1, Mary, 
daughter of Daniel (Edward 1 ) and Abial (Gay) Hawes, of Wren- 
tham (burn Sept 17, 1679, died April 2, 17GS, aged 89*). 

Will of Eleazer Ware. 

Will dated July 16, proved Aug. 23, 1750. Eleazer Ware of Wrentham, Hus- 
bandman. To wife Mary " all iny Household Goods and Indoor Moveables " with 
the use of Dwelling House, '' halt' my Homestead and half my pasture Land above 
Deacon Theodore Man's and also two Cows for her own proper Use during the tiro e 
Bhe remains my Widow. And if Providence should so Order it that she should be 
married to another Man," she shall '' carry off of Indoor Moveables to the Value of 
twenty pound Lawful! Money." To son Eleazer certain lots, of land, half the out- 
door Moveables, Wearing apparell, & Armour; "also my Cane or walking Staff" 
and £8 Lawful! Money. To son Daniel half the Homestead, half the outdoor movea- 
bles, half said Pasture land ; & the other half of said Pasture land, Homestead and 
dwelling house after his mother shall quit the same (provided he pay the legacies 
hereafter mentioned); half the wearing apparell & Armour." Legacies to daugh- 
ters Mary Hewes ; Mercy Nicholson ; Jerusha Day and her three children by her for- 
mer husband, Jerusha, Samuel, and AbihalKing; to grandchildren Hezekiah & Abi- 
gail Ware " who now live with me," to be paid when they come of age; to grand- 
children Elijah & Mary Ware. Eleazer Ware and Daniel Ware Executors. 

Witnesses : Theodore Man, Thomas Man, Juu r , John Messenger. 

Children, born lb Wrentham: 

Eliezer, 4 Nov. li. 1701 ; d. July 8, 1751. 

Jerusha, Jan. 8, 1703-1 ; d. April 21, 1706. 

Daniel, Nov. 2, 1706 ; d. March 17, 1769. 

Mary, March 2. 1708-9; d. in Foxboro', Jan. 4, 1797; m. in W. Feb. 

16, 1736-7, William Hewes (d. in Fosboro', Oct. 18, 1778). 
Hezekiah, April 17, 1711 ; d. May 16, 1741, aged 31. 
Jerusha, June 23, 1714 ; m. July 11, 1734, in Norton, Hezekiah Sing, 

of Norton (d. in Norton, May 26, 1741). Children, b. in N. : 

1. Jerusha, 5 Aug. 31, 1735; d. Oct. 1755, in Wrentham? 

2. Switte/,Sept.31, 1737. 

3. AhieU Jan. 6, 1739-40 ; d. Oct. 1755, in Wrentham? 
Jerusha* m. second, April 4, 1742, in Norton, Jonathan (John," 

Ralph 1 ) Day of Wrentham (d. 1759 in W.). 
vii. Mercy, Feb. 15. 1716; d. in Wrentham, Aug. 2, 1785; m. April 22, 
1742, Capt. John Nicholson. Child : 
1. Elizabeth* Aug. 28, 1745 ; d. March 5, 1784. 
viii. Abial (dau.), Aug. 19, 1719 ; d. March 27, 17-10, unm. 

Joseph 8 (John 2 ), born in Wrentham, June 2, 1681—2 ; died in Sherborn, 
Jan. 26, 1754; married Jan. 5, 1708-9, Hannah Wood, daughter 
of Eliezer 3 (Nicholas 1 ) and Dorothy Wood, of Sherborn (born "Feb. 
11, 1688-9, died March 4, 1754), am! removed to the Wood farm in 
Sherborn. In 1710, with Joseph Morse, he built the first grist 
mill on Sewall's brook ; the privilege is still in the family of Jo- 
seph. 3 He purchased, half the Hull estate from Judith Cooper, 
daughter of Judge Sewall, and built upon it a house which is still 
standing. His slave Duty planted the great elm tree near the 
house, three-fourths of a mile south of Sherborn common. f Child- 
ren, born in Sherborn, were : 

i. Hannah, 4 Aug. 10, 1710. 

ii, ZiPPOiiAH, Nov. 22, 1712 : in. Curtis Goulding. 
iii.. Abigail, April 27, d. May 6, 1715. 

* Buried at Wrentham Centre. 
f Morse's Sherborn. 









1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedkam. 33 

29. iv. Joen, Mav 20, 1717; d. Sept. 18, 1779. 
v. Eleazer, Nov. 3, 1719; d. Aug. 18, 172-2. 

vi. Abigail, Jan. 7, 1722-3; d. March 1, 1783; in. Sept. 2, 1742, Nathan- 
iel, son of Dea. Henry Prentice, of Cambridge (d. Jan. 23, 1791 or 6, 
aged 81); settled on the S. quarter of the Hull farm in Sherborn. 
Children : 
Abigail* 1745; Anne, 1747; Benjamin. 1750; Stephen, 1752; /fczn- 
na&, 1755; Hepzhbah, 1758; Sarah, 1760. 
vii. Joseph, Au^. 3, 1723; d. March 31, 1713, num. 

viii. Benjamin, April 18, 1730; d. Feb. 25, 1754; m. Jan. 31, 1754, Mary 
Coolidge (James, John) (b. Jan. 7, 1731-2, d. March 11, 1813). No 
children. [She m. second, July 10, 1751, Samuel Baiiard.j 


Benjamin 8 (John*), born in Wrentham, July S, 1(388 ; died there July 16, 

1744. The first physician in Wrentham. One of Prince's sub- j 

scribers. He married first, May 21, 1730. Mrs. Zubiah Billings, of 
Stoughton (died in W. Dec. 1, 1738).* Child; 

i. Jerusha, 4 July IS, 1730; d. Oct. S3, 1719; m. Jan, 14, 1745-6, Setfa 

Brewster. | 

Dr. Ware married second, May 14, 1741, Mrs. Melatiah (Fisher) 
Ware, widow of Jonathan 5 (Robert 2 ), who had died April 20, 1740. 

ii. Son, stillborn, Jan. 20, 1742-3. 

iiL Besjasus, May 15, d. Oct, 31, 1744. j 

[Mrs. Melatiah Ware married third, July 15, 174o, Ephraim 

Will dated June 14, proved July 31, 1744. Benjamin Ware, 
■" Practitioner of Physick of Wrentham," to wife Melatiah, "what 
Indoor Moveables she brought with her;" one third part of personal 
estate forever; one third part of real estate and "Income of my 
part of a Grist Mill So long as she remains my Widow." To ?t neph- 
ew Cornelius Coilock Student in Physick and now under my care 
ail my Books of Physick and Surgery.' 1 To only son Benjamin 
* ; all my Homestead'' and certain specified lots of laud "and my 
part iu the Grist Mill after the thirds are quitted by his Mother 
and also one hundred Pounds [old ten nor] for his bringing up more 
than hi? Sister (he being an Infant.)" Rest of personal estate to 
be equally divided between Jerusha and Benjamin. Jerusha to have 
the remaining part of ail real and personal estate and moveables, 
and all Benjamin's share if he dies before coming of age. Brother 
Capt. Joseph Ware of Sherburn, executor. Witnesses: Ebene2er 
Co well, William Puii'er, Jr., Ebenezer Fisher. 

Nathaniel 3 (Nathaniel), born in Wrentham, August 6, 1697 ; died there 
March 4, 1781, aged 83 j* '"Capt."; married Jan. 25, 1726 [-7], 

Prhciila Grant (died May 3, 1763, in 87th year).* 
A will cf Nathaniel 3 is still in existence, dated 17G7, but unsigned. 
He mentions his wife Priseiiia, sons Nathaniel, Benjamin. David and Jo- 
siah; daughters Mary Haws, Bety Ware, Keziah Everet, Abigail Wight, 
Beriah Bacon. The legacies which he leaves has children appear (from a 
small s; Book of Accounts of what he has given to his Children on Por- 
tion account, 175 2," &c.j, to be intended to make up each daughter's por- 

* Buried at Wrentham Centre. 
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34 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham* [Jan. 

tions to "£390 in old Tenor, Equal iu Lawfnll money to £52." Benja- 
min's share, £700; David's, £650 ; Josiah's, £G00=£80 lawful money. 

After the death of their mother in 1788, Nathaniel, Benjamin and David 
Ware, Elias Bacon, Joseph Wight and Kezia Everet, widow, agree to settle 
the estate, although " Josiah Ware and Mary Haws widow are out of the 

Children, born in Wrentham : 

30. i. Benjamin, 4 Jan. 30, 1727[-8] ; d. May 3, 1810. 
Mary, June 28, 1730 ; in. June 11, 1752, Timothy Hawes (Daniel, 3 

Daniel, 2 Eivvard 1 )- Children: Prude, Pace, Kcziah, all under 14 in 

1773, at their father's death.. 
iii. Betty, May 18, 1733 ; d. April 4, 17«0, aged 46, num. 
iv. Keziau, March 14, 1735-6; d. iu Foxboro', April 4, 1824; m. Oct. 22, 

1755, in W., Joseph P]verett, tanner (d. in Foxboro', Sept. 17, 1785). 

Children : 

1. Tryphcna. 6 

2. George, 1780, d. voting, 
v. David, May 24, 1738 ; d\ Jan. 22, 1804, in W., umn.* 
vi. Abigail, Dec. 15, 1740: m. June 9, 1763, Joseph Wight, " of a place 

called Otice Field in the county of Cumberland, Yeoman." 
vii. Beriau (dau.), Jan. 13, 1742-3; m. July 12, 1761, Elias Bacon, " gen- 
tleman." Children, b. in W. : 

1. Beria* Aug. 16, 1765. 

2. Pattee, Feb. 18, 1767. 

3. Alfred, Oct, 30, 1768. 

31. viii. Nathaniel, Jan. 14, 1744[-5] ; d. June 10, 1832. 

32. ix. Josiah, March 12, 1747-8. 

Beeiah 3 (Nathaniel 2 ), born in Wrentham, Nov. 7, 1704; died there Feb. 
17, 1756. ''Ensign Beriah was the first person that was burned 
in the bnrrying place on the Great Plain. "f Married Jan. 5, 1731-2, 
Hannah Heaton. 

Will of Beriah Ware. 

Will dated Nov. 5, 1755; proved April 2, 1756. Beriah Ware of Wrentham, 
Gent. To wife Hannah use of one Third part of Real Estate while she remains my 
Widow, also my Negro man Pomp, one Third of wearing apparel and one Third of 
rest of personal Estate. Also sole Executrix (with son Pelatiah). To son Beriah 
£6 13. 4 when he shall be 21, also one Third of wearing apparel and one .sixth of 
real & Personal estate. To daughters Abigail, Hannah, Margaret and Unity Ware 
each one Sixth of Real & Personal Estate. To son Pelatiah one Third of wearing 
apparel and one sixth of Real and Personal Estate. Witnesses : Joseph Ware, John 
Metcalf , Ebenezer Cowell . 

Children, born in Wrentham : 

Pelatiah, 4 Dec. 24 , 1732 . (To New Braintree ?t) 

Abigail, Nov. 9, 1735. 

Hannah, April 21, 1739. 

Beriah (son), Jan. 30, 1742[-3]. 

Margaret, Feb. 7, 1745[-6].| 

Unity, Nov. 18, 1748. J" 

* Buried at Wrentham Centre. 

f Cemetery at the *• North Plain,*' Wrentham. 

+ New Braintree records, among others: " Pelatiah Ware m. Rebecca Blair, both of 
N. B., Dec. 27, 1753;" child Lydxa b. Mar. 7, 1700, " mar. Mar. 10, 1785, Jonas Bigelow, 
both of N. B." " Dr. Percival Hall & Margaret Ware both of N, B. m. May 10 1764." 
" Samuel Warner & Unity Ware both of IS. B. mar. Ap. 11 1769." 








1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 35 


iJosiAii* (Nathaniel 2 ), born in Wrentham, Mar. 21, 1707 ; died in Need- 
ham, July 3, 1798. Moved to Needham " soon after reaching the 
age of 2i; purchased a tract of uncultivated land, and commenced 
farming." Married first, Jan. 7, 1741-2, Lydia Mackentyre (died 
Nov. 11, 1748); married second, April 12, 1750, Dorothy Dewing 
(died Jan. 2G, 175G) ; married third, Oct. 27, 1757, Mrs. Mehitable 
Whitney (died May 21, 1761); married fourth, April 19, 1764, 
Mrs. Sibel Robinson (died June 8, 181 6). Children, born in Need- 
ham, of Josiah and Lydia: 

35. i. Josiah, 4 Sept. 15, 1742 ; d. Oct. 23, 1S36. 

ii. Elijah, Feb. 7, d. Feb. 19, 1744 ; bapt. Feb. 18, "privatim quia 

aegrotus est."' 
iii. Lydia, May 5, 1715 ; bant. May 19, " mane et privatim ;" d. in Weston, 

; m. Sept, 4, 1766, Solomon Flagg, of Weston. Children: 

1. Elisha*, Nov. 10, 1767. 

2. Lydia, July 8, 1771. 

3. Solomon, Feb. 18, 1774. ■%• ,.&*,«, rn ^'v^v '& 

4. Sibel, Oct. 20, 1776. \ '/QUVkOZJ 

5. Sally, Oct. 2, 1780. 

6. Polly, June 1, 1784. 

36. iv. Elijah, Sept. 30, 1747 ; d. Jan. 30, 1817. 

Children of Josiah and Dorothy : 

37. v. Asa, March 5, 1750-1 ; d. May 9, 1832. 

vi. Dorothy, May 16, 1752; d. 1815; m. July 4, 1792, Josiah Hall, of 
Wrentham. No issue. 

38. vii. Joseph, Oct. 15, 1753 ; d. Nov. 12, 1S05. 

30. viii. Daniel, May 19, 1755 ; d. Oct. 20, 1819. " Esq." 

Children of Josiah and Mehitable : 

ix. Mehitable,* Aug. 31, 1758 ; d. 1835; m. May 10, 1780, in Stow. Abra- 
ham Whitney, Jr., son of Abraham and Mercy Whitney, of Stow 
(b. Jan 3, 1754). 

x. William, July 19, 1760 ; d. Sept. 24, 1762. 


Samuel 8 (Nathaniel 2 ), born in Wrentham, Feb. 8, 1716-7; removed to 
New Braintree ; in 1781 to Conway, Mass., where he died Jan. 5, 
1806, at the " breaking of day." A fanner and deacon. Married 
first, July 24, 1745, Anna Goodale (born 17.10. died May 7, 1756, 
aged 45) ; married second, Nov. 3, 1757, in N. Braintree, Hannah 
(Billings) Belding (born in Hardwick, 1724, died in Conway, March 
14, f 1814, in her 90th year). Children, all b}' first wife : 
Samuel, 4 May 9, 1746 : d. Dec. 5. 1829. 
Jonathan. July 12, 1747 ; d. Feb. 9, 1829. 
Timothy, Jan. 23. 1748-9. Killed by lightning, June 11, 1769. 
Jesse, July 31, 1750; d. Oct. 1829 ; m. April 12, 1774, Anna Woods, 
of New Braintree. Child : 

1. Anna, 3 b. in N. B. Oct. 20, 1770. 
Mary, Dec. 25, J75i ; d. Aug. 13, 1785; m. May 17, 1773, Thomas 
vi. Elizabeth, April 14, 1755; d. March 26, 1831. 

I 16 ' 

| Ebenezer 8 (Boherf). born in Dedham, March 15, 1077-8; died at Wren- 
tham, April 20, 1750; married Batbyahl (died in W. Jan. 

I * Catherine m Church Record, bapt. Sept. 10. 

| f- Feb. 25, Contvay Record. 

I I Probably daughter of JGaiah and Meletiah Fisher, born in Dedham, Dec. 10, 1681. 
















36 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham* [Jan, 

6, 17C2, in her 81st year). This branch lived chiefly in the north- 
ern part of Wrentham,- now Norfolk. Children, all born in W. : 

43. "i. Ebenezer, 4 May 16. 1709 ; d. Jan. 25, 1774. 

Eliphalet, March 25, 1711 ; d. Nov. 28, 1770.* 

Bethyah, Aug. 31, 1713; m. Jan. 21, 1737[-8], Caleb Day. 

Elisha, March 21, 1715; d. July 18, 1796. 

Jonathan, March 16, 1717. " Probably went to the war ; dag a cellar 

for his house, but never returned to build it." 
Silence, June 5, d. July 21, 1719. 

Ruth, Oct. 14, 1720; ra. Nov. 20, 1759, Eleazer Partridge, 
viii. Dinah, Aug. 5, 1722 ; m. Feb. 12, 1746-7, Samuel Clark, cf Medfield. 


Robert 3 (Robert*), born in Wrentham, Dec. 6, 1680; died there Jan. 9, 
1731-2, mhis<52d year ;f married March 1, 1710-11, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Jonathan and Elizabeth (Hawes) Wight (born in W. 
June 23, 1692, died Sept. 5, 17G9, in her 78th year).$ Children, 
born in W. : 

46. i. Robert, 4 Nov, 27, 1711. 
ii. Elizabeth, Oct. 21, 1713 ; m. in W. Nov. 11, 1735, Samuel Hancock ? 

47. iii. Timothy, Dec. 23, 1715; d. Nov. 30, 1791. 

48. iv. Joseph, Jan. 23, 1717[-8] ; d. Sent. 4, 1811. 

49. v. Jonathan, May 8. 1720; d. Nov.' 19. 1755. 

50. vi. Henry, April 20, 1722; d. Feb. 6. 1776. 
vii. Sarah, June 7, 1721; d. March 9, 1721-5. 

51. viii. Thomas, Oct. 4, 1725; d. Nov. 14, 1761. 

52. ix. Ichabod, June 1, 1728; d. Oct. 24, 1810. 
x. Jemima, May 17, 1731 ; in. Dec. 13, 1756, in W., Amos Cheever. 

| 18. 

Michael 3 (Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, June 11, 1683; died Sept. 21, 
1725 ;f married Dec. 4, 1707, Jane, daughter of Jonathan and Eliz- 
abeth (Hawes) Wight (born Sept. 6, 1GS8). [His widow married 
second.] § Children : 

i. Jean, 4 Dec. 16, 1710 ; married. § 

ii. Margaret, Oct. 21, 1712 ; m. Jan. 29, l734[-5], Eleazer 4 (El, s , Mich. 5 , 
Mich. 1 ) Metealf (b. Nov. 21. 1710, d. June 7, 1763). Children ; 
Eli, b Eunice, Jeremiah, Margaret. 
| iii. Hepzibah, Nov. 22, 1714 ; ra. Dec 29, 1730, Leonard Fisher, 

iv. Esther, Dec. 3, 1716 ; m. in W. Feb. 8, 1737-8, Ezra Blake? 
v. Mehitable, March 24. 17I9[~20] ; d. March 8, 1722-3. 
vi. Phcebe, Feb. 25, 1720-1 ; m. in W. March 26, 1747, Elisha Pond? 

53. vii. Jabez, Feb. 28, 1722: d. June 28, 1805. 

54. viii. Michael, Dec. 5, 1725. 

Jonathan 3 (Robert*), born in Wrentham, Feb. 28, 1686-7; died April 
20, 1740, in his 54th year.f " First Justice of the Peace in Wren- 
tham." Married Jan. 13, 1731-2, Melatiah Fisher. [His widow 
married second, May 14, 1741, Benjamin 3 Ware (Jobn a ), who died 
July 10, 1744. She married third, July 15, 1745, Ephraim Leonard.] 

Will dated April 11, proved May 9, 1740. I Jonathan Ware, Esq r give to 
Meletiah my dearly beloved Wife whom 1 likewise constitute Sole Executrix all my 


* Nathan 6 Ware, Jr., said that Eliphalet 4 had a twin named Oliver. 

f Buried Wrentham Centre. 

1 Buried at the " North Plain." 

I " Daniel Hawes and Jane Ware Dee. 2, 1731." " John Fair ban;- and Jane Ware July 
30, 1720." 


I 1887.1 Genealogy of liobert Ware, Dedham. 37 

Moveable Estate both within Doors & without to be at her own disposal forever. 
I do also give to her the use of the whole of ray Real E-tate during the whole 
term of time she shall remain my Widow. And further my will is that my two sons 
Jonathan & Meletiah have all my Real Estate after the term of time is expired that 
; my Wife is to have the Protit of it to be equally devided betwixt them. Wit- 
nesses : Joshua Fairbank, Francis Nicholson, Ebenezer Fisher, Henry Messenger. 


Children of Jonathan and Melatiah, born in Wrentham: 

55. i. Jonathan, 4 April 10, 1734 ; d. Sept. 3, 1775. 
5G. ii. xMelatiah (son), April 19, 1736 ; d. Feb. 13, 1799. 
ill. Elizabeth, b. and d. April 19, 1736. 

Ephrabi 3 (Ephrainf), born in Dedham, Feb. 14, 1688-9; died in Need- 
ham, March 19, 17 74. " Mr." Married in Boston, Dee. 27, 1716, 
Hannah Parker, of Needham (died July 17, 1742). Children, born 
in Needham, and all baptized July 19, 1720: 

i. Hannah, 4 Oct. 4, 1717; published to Jacob Fullam, of Weston, Aug. 
27, 1743. 

57. ii. Samuel, Nov. 23, 1722. 

58. iii. E eh r aim, Jan. 14, 1725; d. Sept. 30, 1792. 

Robert 3 (Ephraim*), born in Dedham, April 18, 1699 ; married in 
Boston, Dec. 22, 1727, Dorothy Parker, of Needham. Children, 
born in Needham : 

Dorothy, 4 Sept. 7, d. Oct. 8, 1729. 

Mary, Jan. 3, 1731. 

Koeert, Aug. 27, 1733. 

Sarah, Nov. 17, 1733 ; m. May 27, 1760, Nathaniel Kingsbury, of 

Jonathan, Aug. 4, 1738. 
Lydia, Sept. 9, 1742; m. in Fitchbarg, Dec. 26, 1765, Jeremiah Gay, of 

Needham. ? 

61. vii. Moses, ¥eb. 13, 1747. 


Nathaniel 3 (Ebenezer 2 ), born in Dedham, Jan. 28, 1695-6; died in Need- 
ham, Oct. 12, 1770; married first, Jan. 15, 1722[-3J, Jane (proba- 
bly daughter of Robert and Submit) Cook (died Nov. 17. 1723, 
aged 24). 

i. Jane, 4 Nov. 4, 1723 ; m. Chamberlain. 

Married second, June 29, 1725, Esther Chickering. " Widow 
Esther Ware deceased Sept. 25, 1776." 

62. ii. Ebenezer, "jr." April 22, 17-26; d. June 26, 1795. 

63. iii. Nathaniel, "jr." Sept. 21, 1730. 
iv. Esther, Sept. 21, d. Oct. 6, 1730. 

v. Esther, June 4, 1731; m. in Needham, Jan. 22, 1761, Josiah Penni- 
man, of Mendon. 

Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Generations. 


William" 1 (John* John"), born in Wrentham, July 4, 1007; died in Digh- 

ton, Mass.. June 11,1764; removed to Norton 1729, to Dighfoa 

1753. " Practitioner of Physic.'' Kept a public house 1728-40. 

Married first, Mary (died in. Wreutham, March 2, 1727—3). 

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38 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Married second, in Wrentham, Oct. 30, 1723, Zubiah (Whitney) 
Sweeting, widow of Lewis Sweeting (died at Norton, 'Sow 1, 1732). 
Married third, Sept. 27, 1733, Anna Hodges (born Feb. 4, 1704-5, 
died in Dighton Jane 25, 1755. aged 50. 4. 21.). Married fourth, 
in Dighton (published Sept. 6, 1755), Lydia Walker. Child of 
William and Mary : 

i. Mary, 5 Feb. 13, 1727, in Wrentham; d. 1814; m. May 4. 1749, Col. 
Jonathan Eddy, son of Eleazer (John, Samuel) and Elizabeth (Cobb) 
Eddy, of Eddington, Me. (b. in Newton, 1729, d. Aug. 1804). 

Children of William and Zubiah, born in Norton : 

ii. Lucy, Oct. 16, 1729; m. Nathaniel Talbot, Jr. 

iii. William, April 27, 1731; m. Mary . Children, born in Dighton : 

Mary, 6 1751; William, 1756; Zeruiah, 1759; James, 1762. 
iv. Joex, Oct. 23, d. Oct. 27, 1732. 
Children of William and Anna : 

7. George, Aug. 26, 1734 ; d. Feb. 1771, in his 37th year ; " Dr." A long 
epitaph in his praise is in the Ware Burying Ground, Dighton. He 
m. Mary Richmond.* Children, b. in Dighton : 

Anna, 6 1755 ; Sarah, 1757 ; William Richmond, 1759 ; George, 
1761, d. 1805, " Dr." 
vi. Benjamin, March 20, 1736-7. 
vii. Anna, July 10, d. Sept. 25, 1741. 
'Children of William and Lydia, borri in Dighton : 

viii. Joseph, May 4, 1756; in. (pub. Feb. 45, 1781), Hannah Richmond, of 

ix. Lydia, June 6, 1758. 
x. Abigail, June 8, 1760. 

JOHN* (John* John*), born in Wrentham, May 7, 1700. died April 24, 
1775 ;t married Mehitable$ (died Sept. 8, 1782, aged 79f).§ 
Children, born in Wrentham : 

i. Richard, 5 April 17, 1730 ; d. " at Fort Edwards, Oct;, 17, 1755." 
ii. John, Aug. 3, 1734, "jr."; d. in W. Jan. 27, 1706, aged 62; m. 
March 23, 1763, Hannah George (d. in W. Sept. 12, 1800). Children, 
b. in Wrentham : 
Svsey, 6 1763, d. y. ; Richard, 1766; Oliver, 1769; Hannah, 1771 ; 
Marvel, 1774. 
iii. William, Feb. 18, 1736-7. 

i7. Ezra, July 6, 1741 ; d. in W. Feb. 2, 1815, in his 74th year ; m. in Digh- 
ton, Nov. 29, 1764, Hannah Pratt (d. in W. July 17, 1800). Children : 
Lois, 6 1765 ; Levi, 1767; Molly, 1760 ; Ezra, 1772 ; Lemuel, 1776 ; 
John, 1778 ; Susan, 1781 ; George, 1784 ; Hannah, 1787. 

Moses 4 (John, 3 John 9 ), born in Wrentham, June 7, 1702 ; married first, 
Jan. 10, 1738 [-0], Comfort, daughter of Andrew and Sary Blake 
(born in Wrentham, Feb. 27, 1708-0) ; married second, in .Norton. 
Sept. 18, 1746, Mary Titus, of Eehoboth. Child of Moses and 
Comfort : 


* The widow married second, Aug. 29, 1772, Thomas Church. - 
f Buried at Wrentham Centre. 

♦ " Mehettabeli Fisher, the daughter of Ebene/.cr Fisher u Abigail his wife was born 15 
of April!, 1704." Wr. Rec. 

\ " Mehetable Ware (who was comfortable about the house when the above said Mehet- 
able May died. [Sept. 5] and so continued twelve hours and then'fell down in afitt and 
never spock after) died Sept. the 7, 1782." (Wr. Kec.) Gravestone at Wrenthara Centre 
fisjs Scut. 8, 

I 1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 39 

i. Moses, 5 Nov. 16, 1739, in W. Removed to Norton ; m. there Dec. 3, 
1761, Rebecca Puffer. Children : 
Eunice, 6 1763 ; Comfort, 1761 ; Elijah, 1763 ; Betty, 1771 ; Benja- 
min, 1773. 

Child of Moses and Mary: 

ii. David, June 10, 1747, in Norton. 

Eliazer 4 (Eliazer? John 2 ), born in Wrentham, Nov. 11, 1701 ; died July 
8, 1751. Lived near the Bellingham line in the part of Wrentham 
which became (West) Franklin. Signed a petition in 1737 to 
have Franklin set off as the second precinct of Wrentham. Married 
May 20, 1736, Hannah 4 (Thomas, 3 Samuel 2 ) Man (born May 3, 
1711). Children, born in Wrentham: 

i. Jesse, 5 March 10, 1736-7 ; d. in Franklin, July 13, 1813 ; m. Dec. 26, 
1763, Kezia Mills (d. in F. Au<*. 23, 1821). Children, b. in W. and F. : 
Amariah,* 1764; Eleazer, 1763: Kezia, 1768, d. y. ; Olive, 1771, 
d. y. ; Patience, 1772 ; Hannah, 1771 ; Olive, 1777 ; Jesse, 1779 ; 
Stanford, 17S1 ; Silvea, 1788.* 
ii. Hannah, Nov. 23. 1738 ; m. in W. Juno 14, 1753, Wareham Warner? 
iii. Jerusha, Au;. 3, 1711 ; d. March 27, 1750. 

iv. Billy, March 21, 1742[-3J ; d. Aug. 22, 1821, in F. ; m. 1787, Sarah, 
dau. of Benj. Partridge, of Bellingham, Children, b. in \V. and F. : 
Lois, 6 1773; Jerusha, 1776 ; Amasa, 1780, d. y. 
v. Ziba, Dec. 13, 1744; removed from Franklin to Winchester, N. H., 
1763 ; m. first, Kezia, daughter of Israel Day ; m. second, Sarah Ste- 
phenson. Chi! hen, b. in Winchester, N. H., of Ziba and Kezia Ware : 
Zenus, 6 1771 ; Joel, 1772, d.y.j Betty, 1774, d. y. ; Ziba, 1775; 
Kezia, 1777; John, 1779, d. y. ; Hannah, 1780; Jacob, 1782; 
Joseph, 1785 ; Abigail, 1787. 
vi. Eli, May 31, 17-18; d. in F.. Nov. 1, 1835; lived in Franklin in the 
homestead; m. in W. Jane 27, 1771. Tamar, dau. of Samuel Wi^ht 
(b. May 17. 1750. d. March 1, 1821, F.). Children, b. in W. and F. : 
Margaret* 1772 ; Hsnzibah, 1775; David, 1777 ; Moses, 1780 ; Sa- 
rah, 1784; Phineas, 1796, d. y. 
vii. Abial (dau.), July 10, 1751; d. in F. unm. Dec. 1, 18-11, in her 90th 

Daniel 4 QJleazer, 9 Jolar), born in Wrentham, Nov. 2. 1706; died there 
March 17, 1700, aged 64 ; married May 23, 1748, Mary He wea 
(died May 1, 1708, aged 82). Children, bom in Wrentham: 
i. Daniel, 5 March 5. 1748-9 ; m. July 14, 1785, Sarvina Greatraikes, of 
Foxboro' (d. Aug. 22, 1816, at W.). Children, b. in W. : 
Amherst. 6 1788 ; Silcanus, 1791 ; Mercy, 1795; Jacob, 1797, d. y. 
ii. Mart, Sept. 23, 1750; m. June 11, 1779, in W., Joseph Kobeshaw 

_ [Robecheaux] . 
iii. Naomi, Dec. 18, 1752 ; d. March 17. 1765. 
iv. Eleazer, April 9, 1755 ; d. Dec. 31, 1764. 
v. Jerusha, Jan. 31. 1757 ; in. Dec. 28. 1786, Dr. Jencks Norton. ? 
vi. Esther, Sept. 4. 1758 ; d. April 4, 1763. 
vii. Olive, June 5, 1760 ; m. in W. July 1, 1790, Jeremiah Man. ? 

Hezekiah 4 (Eleazer, 3 John 2 ), born in Wrentham, April 17, 1711; died 
May 10, 1741, aged 31 ;f married March 18, 1736, Ithamar Far- 
rington. (She married second, Dec. 8, 1747, Joseph Fairbanks.) 
Children, born in Wrentham: 

'* A descendant gives Rhoda and Sally, but not Jesse and Patience. 
t Buried ;it Wrentham Centre. 

40 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham, [Jan. 

i. Mary, 5 Jan. 27, 1736[-7] ; d. Oct. 3, 1752. 
ii. Abigail. March 2, L737[~8I. 

iii. Elijah, July 8, L739 ; d. in W. March 2, 1813, aged 74 ; m. Jan. 7, 1768, 
Hepzibah Dexter.? Children : 
Polly, 6 1768 ; Hepzibah, 1770. 
iv. Hezekiah, Nov. 27, 1710; d. in W. June 19, 1770. "Lieut."; m. in 
W. May 10, 1704, Molly Hall (d. Dec. 9, 1800) Children : 
Jason, 6 1705; Hezekiah, 1768 ; Eunice, 1760; Rhoda, 1771; Har- 
mon, 1773 ; Preston, 1777 ; Susan, 1779. 

John 4 (Joseph, 8 John 2 ), born in Sherborn, May 20, 1717 ; died there Sept. 
18, 1779; inherited the north half of the homestead in Sherborn; 
selectman, 1758 ; married June 19, 1743, Martha, daughter of Dea. 
Henry (Solomon, 2 Henry 1 ) Prentice, of Cambridge (born June 27, 
1724, died April 20, 1805). Children, born in Sherborn:* 

i. Martha, 5 May 7, 1741 ; d. April 30, 1751. 

ii. Elizabeth, Aug. 22, 1710; d. 1844 ; in. April 21, 1765, Peter 5 (Benja- 
min. 4 Samuel, 5 Benjamin, 2 Benjamin 1 ) Bullard (b. Sept. 23, 1734). 
14 ch. 
iii. Mary, Dec. 5, 174S ; m. Dec. 6, 1770, Jonathan Holbrook, 2d. 
iv. Joseph, April 30, 1751, "Esq."; m. Sept. 24, 1776, Grace (Joseph, 
Isaac, John) Oooiidge (b. May 27, 1755). He lost his left arm in the 
battle of White Plains, but became an able surgeon, teacher and mag- 
istrate'. Inherited the homestead, lie was a man of great intelli- 
gence, personal dignity and moral worth, and ought to be gratefully 
remembered as one of the most exemplary and useful citizens Sher- 
born ever had.f Children, burn in Sherborn : 
Betsy, 6 1777; Alpheus, 1781; Anhur, 17S2. II. C. 1804, LL.D., 
Judge U. S. Dist. Ct, Me. ; Patty, 1787; Henry, 1789. 
y. John, July 4, 1753. Fought at the siege of Boston and at Bunker 
Hill; acted as adjutant in the expedition under Gen. Lincoln to 
suppress Shays's rebellion, 1786: lived in Sherborn and Newton ; 
built the first paoer-mill at Newton Lower Falls, 1790 ; m. first, Sept. 
28, 1775, Hannah Leland (b. 1757, d. March 2, 1790). Children : 
Sylvia, 6 1776 ; Walter, 1777 ; Orlando, 1779; Sophia, 1781 ; Elea- 
nor. 1783; Elbridge, 1785; Pamelia, 1788; Gabriel, b. and d. 
Mar. second, Dec. 13, 1790, Zeruiah Brown. Children: Harriet 6 1791 ; 
Emily, 1794. 
vi. Martha, June 6, 1756; m. Oct. 11, 1781, Joel (Joseph, Isaac, John) 

Coolidge (b. July 19, 1759). 8 ch. 
vii. Benjamin, Jan. 8, 1759; d. Feb. 2. 1814; m. Dec. 1778, Mehitablc Le- 
land (b. March 11, 1759, d. July 20, 1846). Children : 

Caroline, 6 1782 ; Polly, 1784; China, 1786 ; Daniel, 1788; Elea- 
zer, 1791. 
viii. Persis, Aug. 12, 1761 ; m. June 1, 1780, William Adams (Asa, Wil- 
liam) . 7 ch. 
ix. Henry (Senior), b. at Sherburne, April 1, 1761; II. C. 17S5 ; ordained 
at Hingham, Oct. 24, 1787 ; Ilollis Professor 11. C. 1805-1814 ; D.D. ; 
d. Cambridge, Mass., July 12, 1845, aged 81; m. first, March 31, 
1789, Mary (b. May 4, 1762, d. in Cambridge, July 5, 1805), daugh- 
ter of Rev. Jonas 5 (Thomas, 4 John, 3 John, 2 Hugh 1 ) and Lucy (Bowes) 
Clark, of Lexington, Mass, (granddau. of Rev. John Hancock, grand- 
father of Gov. Hancock.) 

Married second, Feb. 9, 1807, Mary, dau. of James Otis and widow 

of Benjamin Lincoln, Jr. Shed, at Cambridge. Feb. 17, 1807, aued 43, 

Married third, Sept. 18, 1807, Elizabeth, dau. of Nicholas Bowes, 

of Boston (b. May 27, 1776, d. Aug. 30, 1850). 

Children of'Henry 5 and Mary (Clark) Ware, born in Ilingham, Mass. : 

* Three sons serrcd in the Revolution, 
f Morse's Sherborn. 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 41 

1. and 2. Fanny* & Jutia* b. May 17, d. May 22 and 20, 1790. 

3. Lucy Clark, June 6, 1701 ; d. Feb. 10, 1866, at Northboro' ; in. 

Feb. 3, 1818. Rev. Joseph Allen, H. C. 1S1J, D.D., of North- 
bororough, Mass. Children : 1. Mary Ware. 7 1819; m. J. J. 
Johnson, M.D. 2. Rev. Joseph Henry, 1820; EL C. 1840. 

3. Rev. Thomas Prentiss, 1822 ; IT. O. 1612. 4. Elizabeth Wa- 
terhouse, 1824. 5. Lucy Clark, 1826; m. A. E. Powers. 6. 
Edward A. II., 1828. 7. William Francis, 1830 ; H. C. 1851. 

4. Mary Cotton, Dec. 3, 1792 ; d. March 29, 1802 ; in. Pec. 3, 1818, 

Jairus Lincoln, H. C. 1814. Children : 1. Mary Ware, 7 1820; 
m. George Barnes. 2. Henry Ware, 1821. 3. Elizabeth Water- 
house, 1824. 4. Anne, 1826; m. Rev. C.S. Locke, H. C. 1654. 
5. Catherine, 1829, d. y. 6. Jairus, 1833. 7. John Ware, i835. 

5. Henry, Jr., April 21, 1794 ; d. at Framingham, Sept. 22, 1643; 

11. C. 1812; ordained Second Church, 'Boston, Jan. 1, 1817; 
Parkmaa Professor H. C. 1830, D.D. ; m. first, Oct. 15, 1817, 
Elizabeth Watson, dau. of Dr. Benjamin and Elizabeth (Oliver) 
Waterhouse. of Cambridge, Mass. (b. Mar. 14. 1793, d. Feb. 5, 
1824). Children, b. in Boston : 1. Rev. John Fothergill Water- 
house,' Aug. 31, 1818 ; E. O. 1838 ; settled at Fall River ; Cam- 
bridgeport ; Baltimore ; Arlington Street, Boston ; d. in Milton, 
Feb. 26, 1881. (Married first, May 27, 1844, Caroline P. Rice 
(d. Sept. 18, 1848). Children— Henry* William Rotch, Mar- 
ried second, Helen W. Rice, Children — Arthur L., s Francis 
AT, Caroline P.) . 2. Mary Elizabeth, Feb. 8, 1820 ; d. in Milton, 
num.. Sept. 13, 1670. 3. Henry, Mar. G, 1822 ; d. Mar. 6, 1823. 
Henry 6 Ware, Jr., m. second, June 11, 1827, Mary Lovell, 
only daughter of Mark and Mary (Lovell) Pickard (b. in 
Boston, Oct. 2, 1798, d. in Milton, April 4, 1849). Children: 

4. Robert, July 13, 1808. in Worcester, Mass. ; d. Dec. 24, 
1831, Cambridge. 5. Ann Bent, March 23, 1830, Rome, 
Italy ; m. Aug'." 10, 1857, Frederick Winsor, of Salem, M.D. ; 
H. C. 1851. Three sons, four daughters. 6. William Robert, 
May 27. 1832, in Cambridge; II. C. 1852; architect; Profes- 
sor Mass. Inst. Tech. 1866-1881 ; now of Col. Coll., N. Y. 7. 
Harriet. Sept. 9, 1634. 8. Emma Forbes, Feb. 13, 1838. 9. 
Charles Pickard, June 11, 1840; II. C. 1662; m. Sept. 1, 1870, 
Elizabeth Lawrence Apple ton, of Roxbnry. 1 sun, 1 dau. 

6. John, Dee. 19, 1795 ; d. in Boston. April 29, 1864 ; H. C. 1813 ; 

M.D. 1616; Hers. Prof. H. C. 1836-58; Pres. M.M.S. ; m. 
first, April 22, 1822, Helen, daughter of Levi and Desire 
(Thaxter) Lincoln, of Bingham (b. Dec. 1793, d. Jan. 23, 
1853). Children: 1. Lucy "A , 7 1624 ; m. Z. A. Willard. 2. 
William, 1807, d. y. 3. John, 1620; H. C. 1850. 4. Robert, 
1633; d. Washington, N. C. 1663; H. C 1852; M.D.; Surg. 
45th Mass. Vols. 5. Edith, 1835; m. A. F. Sise. O.Helen L., 
1838; m. C. M. Green, M.D., H. C. 1874. 7. Frances Clark, 
1640; m. W. II. McNeil. Dr. Ware m. second, Feb. 25, 1802, 
Mary G. Chandler, of S. Lancaster, Mass. (b. Mav 22, 1818). 

7. William, Aug. 3, 1707; d. Feb. 19, 1852, Cambridge ; H. C. 

1816 ; Rev.; New York 1521-1836, West' Cambridge 1643- 
1845. Author of *« Zenobia," " Aurelian," " Probus," &c. 
Married June 10, 1823, Mary, dau. of Dr. Benjamin and 
Elisabeth (Oliver) Waterhouse (b. Aug. 6, 1790, d. at Baden, 
Aug. I, 1872). Chii. ; 1. Henry, 7 1824; H. C. 1843; d. Feb. 4, 
1885. 2. Louisa L., 1606. Salary H., 1808. Three died 
young. 7. Frederick, 1843 ; H. C. 1865 ; d. I860. 

8. Martha, June 2, 1799; d. Oct. 21, 1802. 

9. Harriet, Dec. 25, 1801 ; d. June 24, 1338; m. Oct. 30. 1826, 

Rev. Edward B. Hall, Northampton, Mass., and. Providence, 
R. I. ; li. C. 1300 ; D. D. (b. Sept. 2. 1800, d. March 3, 1666). 
Children : Two died young. 3. Rev. Edward H., 1831; II. C. 
1851 ; Plymouth. Worcester, Cambridge, Mass. <!. Francis, 1633 ; 
d. 1650. " 5. William W., 1634; d. 1864. 6. Robert, 1836, d.y. 
10. Martha Ann, April 5, 1604 ; d. April 16, 1305. 

42 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Children of Henry 5 and Elizabeth (Bowes) Ware, born in Cambridge, 

11. Elizabeth Anne, June 9, 1808 ; d. in Roxbary, March 29, IS66 : 
m. Aug. 24, 183 i, Rev. George Putnam, 11. C. 1825, D.D., of 
Roxbury. Children: l. Eliza, 7 1832, d. y. 2. George, 1834, 
H. 0. 1854. 3. Charles, 1836. 4. Caroline, 1837. 5. Anna £., 
1838. 6. Henry \Y\, 1817, H. 0. 1809. 

12. Edward Augustus, h. Dec 29, d. Dee. 30, 1809. 

13. Caroline Rebecca, Dec. 11, 1811; d. Dec. 1869; m, Oct. 27, 
1835, Edward Warren, M.D., Newton. 11. C. 1820. 

14. Charles Eliot, May 7, 1814; H. C. 1834; M.D. Boston; m. 
Nov. 20. 1854, Elizabeth Cabot Lee, of Boston. Child : Mary- 
Lee, 7 1858. 

15. Edward Proctor, Jan. 12, 1816 ; drowned in Charles River, 
July 13, 1825. 

16. Charlotte Louisa, April 12, 1818. 

17. George Frederick, Feb. 14, 1820; d. San Francisco, Cal., Sent . 
29, 1849; II. C. 1838. 

18. Thornton Kirkland, Feb. 23,1823; II. C. 1.812; Judge Police 
Court, Fitchburg ; m. Feb. 22, 1852, in Fitchburg, Lucy Anne 
Adams, dan. of Chedoriaomes and Martha (Fox) Marshall (b. 
March 16, 1828). Children: 

1. Charles Eliot, 7 1853 ; 2. Thornton M., 1866. 

19. Anne Storrow, March 10, 1820. 
x. Azariah, Jan. 12, 1769 ; m. Nov. 25, 1799. Sarah Babcock. Children: 

Otis, 6 Mira. Lived at Newton and Barre, Mass. 

Benjamin 4 (Nathaniel? Nathaniel 2 ), born in Wrenthara, Jan. 30, 1727-8; 
died there May 3,1810. aged 83;* "yeoman"; married Jan. 29, 
1767, Elizabeth Leonard (died June 15, 1825, aged 82*). Child- 
ren, born in Wren th am : 

i. Benjamin. 5 April 11, 1768, " Capfc." ; d. June 12, 1829, aged 81.* 
ii. Samuel, April 17, 1770 ; d. Sept. 12, 1856, aged .86 ;* m. Joanna (Ar- 
nold) Buffum (b. Smithfield, R. I., Aug. 1771, d. in Foxboro', Jun© 
11, 1868, 90 years, lOmV* 

Child: Samuel A., 6 1813* 
iii. Polly, June 2, 1773 ; m. Oct. 26, 1797, Benjamin Shepherd. 

iv. Susanna, Sept. 10, 1775; m. Lewis, of VValpole. 

v. Margaret, d. Sept. 21, 1850, aged 73. in Westboro' ; m. first, March 
2, 1806, Dr. Aaron Eiolbrook, of Ilolden ; m. second, 1828, EHhu 
Blake, of Westboro'. 
vi. Elizabeth, Sept. 23, 1781 ; d. May 24, 1872 ; m. April 29, 1820, Ezekiel 

Jones, of Boston. 
vii. William, Oct. 20, 1784: d. Dec. 3, 1850 ; m. Betsey, dau. of Barnabas 
and Phoebe Carv, of Attleboro'. Children : 

Benjamin B.f 1820 ; William D., 1821 ; Betsey A., 1829. 


Nathaniel 4 (Nathaniel? Nathaniel' 1 ), born in Wrenthara, January 14, 

1744[-5]; d. June 10, 1832, aged 88;* " Capt. ;" married May 

25, 1709, Abigail, daughter of Ichabcd 4 (William, 3 Samuel 2 ) Man 

(died June 10, 1840, a. 90).* Children, born in Wrentham : 

i. Jarius, 5 Jan. 22, 1772 ; « Judge " ; d. Jan. 18, 1830, aged 64 ;* m. Feb. 

13, 1810, Sally, dau. of Beriahf Brastow, of Berwick (b. 1782, d. in 

W. May tf, 1825. aged 43).* Child : 

Jerusha K., s 1810; in. Fisher. 

ii. Abigail, Sept. 12, 1774 ; d. Sept. 21, 1836 ; m. May 21, 1804, Rev. Cal- 
vin Park, DA^., of Providence, R. L, Professor in Brown University .% 

* Buried in Wrentham Centre. 

+ Sop. of Thomas Biv.srow and Hannah 4 (Samuel, 3 Samuel') Man. 

+ Parents of I'. Rev. Harrison G. L'aik, 1803, Brown 2. Rev. Edwards Amssn Park, 
1803, Brown 1826, Professor Andover Theological Seminary, I).D M LL.D. 3. Rev. Cal- 
vin E. Park, 1811, Amherst 1831. 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 43 

iii. Warren, Feb. 24, 1777: d. July 4, 1813; to Orrington, Me., about 
1800; ra. April II, 1807, Lucv Boaden (b. MarclTS, 1762, d. May 
in, 183')). Children: Priscilla* 1807; Abigail, 1808; Warren, 
1810; Elhridge, 1813; Eliza, 1815; Almatia, 1817 ; Charlesia, 1819; 
Julia, 1822. 

iy. Nancy, Dec. 22, 1779 : m. Feb. 19, 1807, Col. George Hawes, in Wren- 
tbam, member of Mass. Senate. 

v. James, Get. 5, 1782; d. Oct. 10, 1795, aged 14.* 

vi. Nathaniel, May 31, 1767 ; d. unm. May 15, 1832, a^ed 10.* 

vii. Julia, about 1790; d. unm. Sept. 24, i860, aged 71.* 

JosiAH 4 (Josiah* Nathaniel 2 ), born in Needham, Sept. 15, 1742 ; removed 
while young to Wrentbam ; died there Oct. 23, 1836. A farmer, 
and one of the committee for erecting the church at North Wren- 
tbam (Norfolk). Married in W., June 18, 1770, Lois. 5 daughter 
of Elisha 4 (Ebenezer, 3 Robert 2 ) and Phoebe (Clark) Ware (born 
Feb. 19, 1747-8, died Nov. 28, 1828). Children, born in W r rentham : 

i. Ecnice, 5 Dec. 23, 1772; d. Oct. 12, 1833; m. Oct. 20, 1797, Daniel 

Cook. 3 cfa. 
ii. Riioda, Sept. 20, 1775; d. Feb. 11, 1778, unm. 

iii. Josiau, April 22, 1781 ; d. in Rochester, N. Y.. Oct. 26, 1827-8; m. 
first in \V., Jan. 6, 1607, Mehitable Richardson, of Franklin (d. abt. 
1818). ^Child : Josiah, 6 1812. Married second, Mrs. St. John, Roch- 
ester, N. Y. 
iv. Elisua, May 5, 1764; d. Auq;. 27, 1858; ' ; Capt." ; m. first in W., 
Dee. 27, 1807, Waitstill White (d. Nov. 22, 1603, aired 19) ; m. sec- 
ond, Betsev Shuniway, of Oxford, Mass. (d. April 3, 1818, aged 30). 
Children : 

Waitstill L., 6 1816; Elisha S., 1817, d. y. 
Married third, Miss St. John. Child : * Theodore. 6 
v. Lucy, March 23, 1787; d. Sept. 5, 1870; m. Jan. 17, 1810, Benjamin 

Rockwood (b. Oct. 18, 1763, d. Feb. 12. 1868). 4 eh. 
vi. Darius, Aug. 21, 1789; d. March 16, 1857; m. May 26, 1814, Paine- 
lia, dau. of Barnabas and Phoebe (Danforth) Carey (b. in Williams- 
town, Mass., Aug. 2, 1738, d. Jan. 10, 1665). Children, b. in [North] 
Wrentbam : 
Lyman C* 1815; Lydia L., 1817; Betsey, 1818 ; Darius, 1620; 
Elijah, 1823. 
- vii. Lois, March 21, 1793 ; d. April 8, 1669 ; m. April 3, 1821, Josiah Cod- 
ding (b. Taunton, Feb. 1, 1767, d. in Wrentbam, Sept. 6, 1864). 

Elijah 4 (Josiah. 3 Nathaniel 2 ), Sept. 30, 1747 : died Jan. 30, 1817 ? married 
Feb- 27, 1774, Rebecca Woodward (died June 7, 1822). Children: 

i. Luther. 5 

ii. Calvin, May 29, 1779, at Needham. 

iii. Rebecca. 

iv. Sallv. 

v. Patty. 

Asa 4 {Josiah, Nathaniel 2 ), born March 5, 1750—1, in Needham ;, bapt. April 
1, "prwalim quia non vahdt" ; died May 0, 1832, in W., aged 81. 
Moved early to Wrentbam, and lived in the north part, now Norfolk. 
Lost his left hand in the battle of Monmouth, 1778 ; was deacon of 
the church for forty years ; married December 27, 1779, Phoebe, 
daughter of Elisha 4 (Ebenezer, 3 Robert 2 ) and Phcebe (Clark) Ware 
(born Jan. 2, 1758, died Jan. 25, 1820). Children, born in W. 

i. Hannah, 5 May 20, 1781 ; d, Aug. 10, 1852 ; m. Oct. 16, 1806, Sam- 
uel Holbrook. 

* Buried ia "Wrentham Centre, 

44 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

ii. Asa, Jane 16, 1783 ; d. May 6, 1862 ; " Capt." : m. first, Nov. 26, 1807, 

Rcna Richardson, of Franklin (b. June 3, 1788, d. June 18, ISlSj. 

Children : Clarissa A.* 1808. 

Married second, June 29, 1815, Ursula Turner (b. Nov. 8, 1788, d. 

May 24, 1302). Children: 
Emily F.* 1822; Francis T., 1825. 
iii. Caleb, Nov. 10, 1788. 
iv. Theodore, March 22, 1792 ; d. Jan. 19. 1822, in W. ; m. April 13, 1820. 

Sarah B. Daniels (b. June 19, 1799) * 
V. Phcebe, Nov. 22, 1791 ; d. March 1, 1331 ; m. April 20, 1821, Elipha- 

let Blake, Pawtucket, R. I. 
vi. Cliloe, July. 6, 1797 ; d. June, 1880 ; m. James Budlomr, Pawtucket. 

vii. Silas, June 3, 1800 ; d. Oct. 21, 1839, Pawtucket, R. 1. 

Joseph 4 (Josiah? Nathaniel*), born at Needham, Oct. 15, 1753; died No- 
vember 12, 1805 ; married June 1, 1780, Esther Smith, of Need- 
ham (born Jan. 16, 1756, died Aug. 1834). He was a farmer 
until the Revolution, when he entered the army and served through 
the war, acting as orderly sergeant and recruiting ofEicer. He was 
the author of a journal of the expedition to Quebec under Gen, 
Arnold, 1775-6 (Reg. vol. vi.). He was also at the battles of 
Concord and Ticouderoga. Children, born in Needham and Natick : 

i. Joseph, 5 Nov. G, 1778; m. Nancy Smith. Child, Abby. 6 

ii. William, Aug. 5, 1784 ; d. Nov. 39, 1839; m. Jan. 1, 1812, Abigail 

Williams, Roxbury (b. Aug. 23, 1791). Children : 
Abigail, 6 1812; Joseph, Harriet, IS J 5 ; Mary, Ralph. 
iii. George, June 25, 1787 ; d. May, 1820, unrn. 
iv. Polly, June 10, 1789 ; d. April 5, 1794. 
v. Abigail, June 10, 1791 ; d. May, 1872 ; in. first, in Weston, 1815, John 

Seaverns. 2 children, 

.Married second, Thomas R. Shepard (d. Dec. 1854). 2 children. 

Married third, Dec. 7, 1359, Rev. Tyler Harrington (d. about 1870). 
vi. Ralph, July 19, 1793 ; d. March 20, 1801. 
vii. Mary, April 13, 1795 ; d. Feb. 10. 1878 ; in. John Whittemore. 

Daniel 4 (Jonah? Nathaniel 2 ), born in Needham, May 19, 1755 ; died Oct, 
20, 1819 ; "Esq." Served two terms of three months each as or- 
derly sergeant in the army, ana later filled various public offices in 
Needham. " Purchased and occupied a farm next to his father's." 
Married Sept. 1G, 1784, Abigail Newell (b. in Dover, d. April 20, 
1849, aged 84). Children, bora in Needham: 

i. Daniel, 5 Sept. 22, 1785: d. Dec. 30, 1802; m. Feb. 28, 1819, Mrs. 
Lvdia Russell, of Hollisten (d. Dec. 22, 1804, aged 80) . Children : 
"Caroline* 1820, d. y. ; Daniel iV., 1823, d. y. ; Daniel zV., 1825. 
ii. Dorothy, Feb. 9, 1788 ; d. March, 1871 ; m. June 2, 1811, Isaac Smith, 

Newton Upper Falls. 
iii. Reuben, June 12, 1790; d. Jan. 22, 1875; " Capt." ; m. Nov. 30, 
1820, Lydia Pratt Smith (living in 1880). Children : 
Susan P. , s 1821; Lydia M., 1824, d. y. ; Louisa M., 1828; Reu- 
ben iV,, 1830 ; William S., 1832. 
iv. Reuel, Sept. 24, 1794; d. in Wellesley, Aug. 15,1882; m. May 20, 
18-24, Hannah, clau. of Royal Mcintosh (d. May I, 1875). Children : 
Abigail E., 6 1825; Reuel W., 1820: Lucinda £., 1828; Hannah J., 
1830; Catherine P., 1832; Ann L., 1833; Sarah F., i830 ; Allkea 
A., 1843. 

* Mrs. Sally Ware m. second, July 8, 1S24, Joseph Breck, of Medfield. 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 45 

t. Dexter, Oct. 27, 1797 ; killed by the cars at Grantville, Oct. 20, 1851 ; 
eu. May 25, 1826, Mary C. Smith. Children : 
Rebecca A.? 1628; Mary E., 1S30; George D., 1833 ; Ellen M., 
vi. Nabby, Feb. 24, 1S00 ; in. John Sargent, of Leicester. 
vii. Lucinda,) April 17, f in. Aug. 21, 1634, Charles Mayo, of Chatham. 
viii. Louisa, / 1804 ; \m. March 20, 1834, Solomon F. Smith. 

Samuel 4 (Samuel? Nathaniel?), born May 9, 1746; died at Heath, Mass., 
Dec. 5, 1829. Removed before 1781 to Conway, Mass. " A gen- 
tlemanly and tender physician, cheerful and ingenious in Ids profes- 
sion. His genial spirit made him many friends, and his constant 
public employment as a Justice of the Peace, &c, made him well 
known. He was of the salt of the earth." Married Jan. 24, 1771, 
in Dedham, Bethiah Avery (born Jan. 26, 1749, died Dec. 2 } 1843). 
Children, tern in Conway: 

i. Son, 5 unearned ; d. soon. 

ii. Samuel William. Jan. 20, 1774 ; d. Sept. 4, 1775. 

iii. Bkthiah, March 17. 1760 ; d. Aug. 17, 1848, Nunda, N. Y. ; m. Oct. 13 
1606, Rev. Moses Miller, of Heath (b. Nov. 23, 1770, d. Aorii22' 

iv Sarah, April 20. 1782; d. Feb. 19. 1864. Danbury, Ct. ; m. May 12 
1811, Rev. William Bonney (d. 1839, Nelson, O.). 

v. William, May 22, 1764; d. 1622: physician and preacher; to West- 
minster, Vt. ; m. Sarah Raymond. Child, Mary* 

vi. Mary, Dec. 5, 1785, Conway; d. in Conway, Feb. 11, 1870, aged 84 ; 
in. March 13, 1816. as his second wife, Southworth llowland, of WesS 
Brookfield (b. March 29, 1779, d. June 8, 1653). 

Jonathan 4 (Samuel? Nathaniel! 1 ), b. July 12, 1747 ; died Feb. 9, 1829. 

Farmer; removed from Norwich to Conway, Mass., 1796; married 
first, April 28, 1770, Sarah, daughter of Dea. James Woods (born 
1750, died June 17, 17 76) ; married second. March 13, 1777, Lucy, 
daughter of Samuel Kmgsley (died April 17, 17SC) ; married 
third, May 28, 1789, Anna, daughter of ,4 Esq r " John Kirkland* 
(born April 3, 1704, died Aug. 25, 1836, at Granville, 111.)- Went 
west with her son John, 1835. Children of Jonathan and Sarah: 

i. Timothy, 5 Nov. 21, 1771 ; d. April 28, 1637, Granville, 111. Children : 

Jonathan? 16U5 ; 2 other sons ; 1 daughter. Ail died unm. 
ii. Sally, Feb. 27, 1773; d. Sept. 1823. 
iii, Hannah, Jan. 31, 1775; d. Dec. 15, 1839; m. in Conway, Jan. 16, 

1.797, Dr. Enos Smith, of Granby. 
iv. Jonathan, June 11, 1776 ; d. March 26, 1810, unm. 

Children of Jonathan and Lucy, born in . 

v. Lucy, Nov. 18, 1777, d. Nov. 1635. 

vi. Anna, July 14, 1779 ; in. in Conway, Oct. 4, 1799, Israel Rice, Cazenovia, 
N. Y. 

vii. Samuel, Sept. 5, 1731, in Norwich ; d. Aug. 25, 1667, at S. Deer- 
lield; m. first, Nov. 20, 1810. Lucy Parsons (b. Sept. 15, 1779, d. Nov 
13, 1813) ; m. second, April 10. 1844, Olive Bolfewood (d. in Deerfiel'd| 
June 18, 1870); Williams Cull. 1809. Conway, Ware, S. Deerfield', 
&e. Clergyman. Children, all by his h:<i wife, b. in Ware : 
Fived.y. ; Elizabeth P.* 1816; Samuel. 1821; Austin, 1823. 

viii. Susanna, March 9, 1781; d. Aug. 15, lbi5; m. Aug. 15, lobi, Solomon 

ix. Naomi, April 6, 1786 ; went west 1334 ; d. Oct. 2, 1835, at Granville, 111. 

* Uncle of President Kirkland, of Harvard College. 

46 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

Children of Jonathan and Anna: 
x. Soy, unnamed, Feb. li, 1790. 

xi. Joseph Kirk land, April 21, 1793 ; d. Dec. 7, 1854, Canandaigua, N. Y. 
Clergyman. Married Mny 8, 1828, Clarissa, dau. of Roscer and Chloe 
Leavitt (b. July 00, 1801, d. Aug. 22, 1873). Children P 

Joseph* 1809; William, 1831; Clarissa L., 1833; Ellen, 1835; 
Mary, 1837; Laura, 1839; Jos^A A 1 .. 1840. 
xii. Er.rz.vnE-Tii, Nov. 25, lT9f», in Conway; d. Feb. 03, 1799. 
xiii. Louisa, Aug. 17, 1798; d. Feb 7, 1803. 

xiv. John, Aug. 10, 1801 ; d. Aug 28, 1830, at Granville, 111. ; removed 
from Conway, 1^35; merchant; m. in Conway, Aug. 1808, Sarah 
Diekin-;>n. Children: Lucy Ann ; 6 Joseph, 1830. 
xv. Ralph, Feb. 15, 1801 ; d. June 9, 1803, in Granville. Went west, 1830. 
Farmer in Granville, 111. Married April 02, 1833, Lucinda A. Clark, 
of Conway. Children : 

Edward K., 6 1834; Caroline C, 1830; Luanda A., 1839; Lyman, 
1841; AnnL., 1S43 ; Elisha C, 1840; Lincoln C, 1849 ;" Hen- 
ry, 1851. 
xvi. Thomas, Jan. 5, 1800. " The same day his grandfather War? died.' 1 
Farmer. Went west 1830. Still living (1880) ir, Granville, ill. Mar- 
ried first, at Norwich, Mass., March 19, 1833, Nancy L. Shepard of 
Worcester (d. Oct. 9, 1840). Children : 

Thomas S., 6 1830 ; Cijntliia L., 1838 ; Nancy L., 1841 ; Charles K., 
1643; Henry M., 1815, d. y. 
Married second, at Florid, [11., May 0, 1817, Mary Ann Stewart. Oh. : 
William S.. e 1818; Mary A., 1850: Sarah E. , 185*2 ; Henry M., 
1854; James IV., 1650; Joseph Edwin, 1857; Lucy E., 1800; 
Justin P., 1603. 

Ebenezer 4 (Ebenezer? JRobert 2 ), born in Wrentham, May 16, 1709 ; died 
Jan. 25, 1774 ; married Mary, daughter of Robert and Mary Ful- 
ler, of Needhum (born Aug. 17, 1 7 L 7, died Sept. G. 1804, aged. 83). 
" Ebenezer 4 left no grandchild of the name of Ware." Children, 
born in Wrentham : 

i. Noah, 6 Oct, 05, 1736; d. Aug. 05, 1704. 

ii. Edee, Oct. 31, 1740 ; d. Sept. 23, 1800 ; m. Oct. 14, 1779, Daniel Pond. 

iii. Ezra, Nov. 0, 1740 ; d Aug. 01, 1757. 

iv. Marv, Dee. 15, 171!; d. Oct. 17, 1748. 

v. Jacob, Dec. 30, 1746 ; d. Oct. 23, 1748. [Thompson. 

vi. Huldah, Nov. 0, 1719; d. Oct. 4. 1607; m. March 18, 1790, Jason 

vii. Baasha, Nov. 2, 1751; d. May 11. 1757. 

viii. David, Dec. 10, 1753 ; d. .May 19, 1757. 

ix. Mary. Aug 07, 17.30 ; d. May 07, 1757. 

x. Thankful, May 8, 1758; d. Sept. 24, 4700. 

Eliphalf.t 4 (Ebenezer, 3 Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, March "25, 1711 ; 
died Nov. 28, 1779; married August 1G, 1733, Experience Garnsey, 
of Mjedway. Children, born in Wrentham: 

i. Eliphalf.t, 5 June 2, 1731; d. Jan. 10, 1750. " Died of sickness at 
Sheffield when lie was returning home from the army that went against 
Crown Point." 

ii. 'Experience, .March 07, 1730 ; m. at Medfield, April 30, 1700, Jeremiah 

iii. Martam, May 13, 1739. 

iv. Elizabeth, July 2, 1741; d. Nov. 7, 1813; m. May 16, 1705, Lemuel 
Wight (d. June 01, 1601). 

v. Nathan, March 01, 1713; 0. in Wrentham July 4,1831, aged 88; 
11 Capt." in the army, 1760; m. Ann;. 00, 1707,' Lydia Green (b. in 
Mention, March 30, 1745, d. May 03. 1811).. Children: Amariah* 
17f>n; Perky, 1770; Lydta, 1770; Nathan, Jr., 1778; Asa, 1750; 

Rachel, 176 


' 1887.1 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 47 

vi. Kezia, March 21, 1713 ; d. March 27, 1756. 
vii. Sarah, Jan. 9, 1741-5. 

viii. Oliver, March 10. 1746; d. in Wrentham, Jan. 30, 1820 ;* m. Betsey 
Bacon (d. in Wrentham, April 26, l»-23, aged 72). Child. : 

Betty* 1773; Oliver, 1775; Polly, 1778; Duly, I7S9 ; Caroline B., 
ix. Asa, July 21, 1751. 

Elisha 4 (Ebenezer, 3 Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, March 21, 1715; died 
at (N.) Wrentham, July 18, 1793, aged 81 ; mar. Feb. 12, 1746-7, 
Phoebe (b. 1718, d. Oct. 10, 1702)', daughter of Samuel Clark, 
who held a large grant of land from the crown, 1692. Some of 
Elisha's descendants still own parts of this grant. Elisha gave the 
land for the church at N. Wrentham. Children, born in (N.) 
Wrentham : 
i. Lois, 6 Feb. 19. 1747-8 ; d. Nov. 23, IS20 ; m. June 18, 1770, Josiah 4 

Ware, of Need ham (Josiah, 3 Nathaniel 2 ). 
ii. Deborah, May 15, 1750 ; d. March 26, 1757. 
iii. Eunice, Aug. 23, 1752 ; d. March 21. 1757. 
iv. Er.rsuA, March 5, 1756; d. dan. 4, 1757. 
v. Pn<EBE, Jan. 2, 1753 ; d Jan. 23, 1820 ; m. Dec. 27, 1779, Deacon Asa 4 

Ware, of Wrentham (Josiah, 3 Nathaniel 2 ). 
vi. Joel, Au<j. 31, 1760; d. March 23. 1833; m. first, Dec. 11, 1784, 
PamelaBiake (b. Ail*. 14, 1762, d. July 18, 1813). Children : 

Amos, 6 i785; " Betsee," 1787; Alcan, 1790; Sjathia, 1792 ; Su~ 
key, 1794 ; Pamelia, 1802. 
Married second, Sept. 15, 1814, Mrs. Amelia Wallace (born April 6, 
1774, d. Dec. 2, 1832). Child : Lydia Lurena, 6 1817. 

Robert 4 (Robert, 3 Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, Nov. 27, 1711 ; married 
N May 1, 1735, Esther 4 (Thomas, 3 Samuel 2 ) Man (born Aug. 19, 

1712). Children, born in Wrentham: 
i. Esther, 5 May 30, 1739. 
ii. Robert, Feb. 2, 1740-1, unm. 
iii. Sarah, May 18, 1743. 
iv. Betty. Feb. 23, 1744[-5]. 
v. Eldad, Jan. 1, 1748-9 ; d. Dec. 22, 1769. 
vi. Rachel, Sept. 1, 1751. . 

TixMOTHY 4 (Robert, 3 Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, Dec. 23, 1715; died 
Nov. 20, 1794, in his 79th year;t married first, Jan. 18, 1742-3, 
Mary, daughter of Paul and Hannah Mealy (born Nov. 30, 1720, 
died June 27, 1767, 47th year) ;| married second, June 1, 1769, in 
W., Rachel (Ball) Stearns (died June 11, 1800, 68th year).f Child- 
ren, all by first wife, born in Wrentham : 

i. Mary » Dec. 2, 1743 ; m. Feb. 14, 1765. Joseph Hill, 

ii. Olive. Nov. 20, 1746 • m. Jan. 12, 1769, Thomas Messenger, Wrentham. 

iii. Timothy, Nov. 20, 1746; d. May 30, 1798, a<?ed 52 ; in. in W. Dec. 7, 

1769, Abiel. dau. of Robert and Mary Ray (b. Oct. 10, 1.748. d. Jan. 

12. 1825). Children: 

Rachel, 6 . 1770 ; Mo fly, 1773 ; Lewis, 1774. d. y. ; Waitatill, 1777 ; 

Timothy, 111',); Eunice, 1782 ; Olive, 1785 ; Abiel, 1787 ;j Eldad, 

1790, d. y. ; Avery S., 1792. 

* Or in Franklin, March 16, 1819. 
T Buried on the *' North Plain/' 

t Mar. Frederick Paine, and was mother of Albert Ware Paine, Esq., Bangor, Me., and 
Rev. Timothv Otis Paine. 

48 Genealogy of Robert Wave, Dedham* [Jan. 

iv. Elias, May 30, 1754; ra. Jan. 25, 1781, Deborah, dan. of Ephraim 
Groves, of Franklin. Children, b. in Wrentham : 
Elias, 6 1782 ; Preston, 1783 ; James, 17S5 ; Herman, 1787, d. y. ; 
Galen, 1789; Ephraim G., 1791; Clarissa, 1794; Maria, 1797 ; 
Milton, 1799; Addison, 1802; Deborah, 1805. 

Joseph 4 (Robert? Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, Jan. 23, 1717-8 ; d. Sept. 
4, 1811, 94th jr. ;* married first, Jan. 7, 1747-8, Sarah Heaton 
(died Sept. 3, 1776, 5Gth year).* Children (perhaps others): 
i. Ichabod, 5 May 30 ; d. June 2, 1761.* 

Married second, Jan. 6, 1778, Hannah Pasmore, of Mendon 
(died Feb. 21, 1811. 84th year* \V.). 

Jonathan 4 (Robert? Robert'), born in Wrentham, May 8, 1720. " Died, 
of sickness at Canterhook, when he was coming home from the 
army that went against Crown Point, Nov. 19, 175.5." Married in 
W. April 19, 1748, Mary Shuttleworth (died a widow April 9, 
1797). Children, born in Wrentham : 

i. Abial 5 (dan.), An?. 11, 1750. 

ii. Samuel, Sept. 2, 1753 ; d. Oct. 22, 1829, at Franklin ; m. May 27, 1779, 
Mehitable, dan. of Thomas and Mary (Aldrage) Thurston (b. May 1, 
1754, d. March 4, 1831). Children, b. in \V r . : 

Rhoda, 6 b. 1780: Elias, 1782, d. y. ; Samuel, 1784; Alfred, 17S6 ; 
Nancy, 1788 ; Willard, 1795. 

Henry 4 (Robert, 3 Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, April 20, 1722; died there 
Feb. 6. 177G, 54th year;* married Dec. 20, 1749, Esther Cheever. 
Children, born in Wrentham: 

i. Silence, 6 July 16, d. July 17, 1752. 

ii. Asaph, Nov. 20, 1755 ; m. June 15, 1775, Mercy Clark. Children : 

Pliny? 1776 ; Ariel, 1778 or 9 ; James, 1781 ; Rufus, 1783 ; Eunice, 
1785 ; Lydia, 1787. 
iii. Eunice, Aug. 23,1757; m. in W. April 18, 1781, Benjamin 8 Metcalf 

(Pelatiah, 6 Michael, 4 Eiiazer, 3 John, 2 Michael 1 ). 
it. Lydia, Dec. 15, 1758. 
v. James, Sept. 24, 1761. 


Thomas 4 (Robert? Robert 2 ), bom in Wrentham, Oct. 4, 1725; died Nov. 
14. 1761 ; married Nov. 13, 1751, Rebeckah Diusmore. Children, 
born in W. : 

i. Margaret, 5 Feb. 10, 1752; m. April 4, 1771, Joseph Kingsbury.? 
ii. Oliver, July 4, 1754. 

Ichabod 4 (Robert? Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham. June 1, 1728 : died there 
Oct. 24, 1810, 83d year;* married May 30, 1754, Sarah Skinner, 
of Norton (died Aug. 2, 1705, 31st year*) ; married second, Feb. 
13, 176G, Marcy Stearns (died in W.. Aug. 10, 1805, 75th year*). 
Children of Ichabod and Sarah, born in Wrentham: 

i. Nathan, 5 Dec. 20. 1754 ; in. Dec. 23, 1779, in W., Hannah Everett. 
ii. Lois, Jan. 8, 1757 ; m. Nov. 27, 1783, Thaddeus Whiting, in W. 
iii. Oeed, Feb. 19, 1759. 

* Buried oa the i( North Plain." 

1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 49 

iv. JosFPfi. Oct. 11, 1761 : d. Jan. 12, 1837. Deacon in second Congrega- 
tional Church, Medway. 1798-1813 ; removed to ]S . Wrentham ; m. 
first (pub. April 25, 1793), Esther, dun. of Daniel and Esther (Hail) 
Holbrook (b. Feb. 4, 1701, d. Nov. 10, IS08). Children : 

Joseph, 6 179-1; Esther, ll95;Josiah H.,1797; Daniel A . , 1799 ; 

Ma ry E., lb 02. 
Married second, March 28, 1809, Mary, dan. of Asa Blake, of North 

Wrentham fd. April 8, 1829, aged 59). Children : 

Asa Blake* 1810;* Lyman P., 1812. 
Married third, Oct. 22, 1829, Mrs. Abigail Greene, of Medway. [His 

widow married as his third wife Harmon Metcalf, father of the iate 

Judge Theron Metcalf. j 

Children of Ichabod and Marcy : 
v. Ebenezer, Jan. 28, 1767 ; d. Jane 11, 1834 ; in. in Mansfield, March 9, 
1807, Betsey White, of Mansfield (d. May 25, 1813). Children : 

James 6 1S0S ; Joseph, 1809; Timothy, 1812. 
Married second, Lueinda, dau. of Sefch and Susan Burr (b. Auir. 24, 
1784, d. March 13, 1861, 76. 6. 17.) Children: 

David 6 1810. d. y. ; George, 1818 ; Elizabeth. 1821, d. y. 
vi. Sarah, June 12, 1770; m. Oct. 29, 1793, James Cheever, Wrentham. 
vii. Cyrus, Aug. 20, 1777; d. Jan. 23, 1850, in his 80th year :f m. first! in 
W., March 27. 1803, Hannah Richardson (d. March 29, 1819, in her 
40th year).f Children : 

Sally, 6 1801 ; Cyrus, 1806 ; Charlotte, 1608 ; Hannah, 1810 ; Tho- 
mas, 1813. 

Jabez 4 (3fichael* Holer?), born in Wrentham, Feb. 28, 1722; died in 
Franklin, June 28, 1805; married first, in Wrentham, Dec. 16, 
1746, Mary, daughter of Thomas 3 (Samuel 2 ) and Hannah (Ahlis) 
Man (born July 15, 172"). died in F. Feb. 14, 1789). Married second, 
in Franklin, Nov. 11, 1789, Hannah Allen (died April 29, 1791). 
Lived in the part of Wrentham which became Franklin. Children.. 
all by his first wife, b. in Wrentham: 
i. Jabez, 5 Jan. 15. 1747-8 : d. June 9, 1750. 

ii. Phineiias. April 22, 1750; d. Jan. 17. 1820; "Lieut."; m. Susanna 
Hawes (d. in Franklin, Sept. 27. 1817). Children, b. in Franklin : 
Clarinda 6 1778; three d. y. ; Alfred, 1787; Philander, 1789; Siisan, 
iii. Jerusha, July 31, 1752; m. Oct. 19, 17G9. Reuben Daniels, of W. 
iv. Mary, April 12, 1751 ; m. May 6, 1779, Elias Man, franklin (Nathan, 4 

Thomas. 3 Samuel 2 ?). 
V. Jason, March 10, 1750 ; d. May 11, 1813 ; removed to Union, Me.,$ May 
15, 1779; m. first, Sept. 16, 1782, Polly Peabody (b. 1756, d. March 
5, 1815). Children, b. in Union : 

Greenleaf, 6 1783 ; Peggy, 1781 : Polly, 1787 ; Vina!, 1789 ; Mela, 
1791 ; Chloe, 1793 -~Susa, 1795. d. y. ; Jabez, 1798. 
Married second, April 16, 1817, Sally Severance (b. 1770, d. April 3, 
vi. Elizabeth, June 13. 1758. 

vii. Amos, March 29, 17t0; removed to Paxton, Mass.; d. May 18, 1833; 
in. April 53. 1780, Rachel Pond, of Franklin (b. Oct. 2, 1768, d. Au». 
8, 1818). Children : 

Benjamin. P. 6 1787; Eraslus, || 1788; Amns, 1791 ; Horace, 1793; 
Harriet, 1799; Mary, 1802; Miranda, 1804; Daniel, 1806, d. y. 

* Father of the late Edmund W. Ware, Pres. of Atlanta College, Ga. 
t Buried on "North Plain," Wrentham. 

* Perhaps married second, March 8, 1821, Chloe Carpenter, of Cumberland, and had 
Hannah. . 

h See History of Union, Me., hv J L. Sibley. 
j) Father of Hon. Darwin E. Ware, Boston, Mass. 

VOL. XLI. 5* 

50 Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. [Jan. 

viii. Amelia, Jan. 28, 1762 ; m. March 1*2, 1788, Asa Metcalf, of Franklin. 
ix. Chloe, d. in Franklin, Nov. 27, 1837, unm. 

MicnAEL 4 (Michael? Robert 2 ), born Dec. 5, 1725 ; married Feb. o, 1754, 
in W., Abiel,* daughter of Michael 4 (Eleazer, 3 Michael, 2 Michael 1 ) 
and Abiel (Colburn) Metcalf (died Dec. 25, 1757). Children: 

i. J axe, 5 Nov. 7, 1751. 

ii. Abial (son), Dec. 25, 1757. 

iii. Dolly, Oct. 15, 1759.* 

Jonathan 4 (Jonathan? Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, April 16, 1734; died 

there Sept. 3,1775; married , 1756, Melatiah Metcalf, of 

Franklin (died July 28, 1821). [His widow married second, Job 
White, of Mansfield. No issue. Married third, as his second wife, 
John Everett (died March 25, 1799). Children: Melatiah and 
Metcalf 1777, Horace 1779. Married fourth, John Whiting. No 
issue.] Children of Jonathan and Melatiah, born in Wrentham: 

i. Nancy, 5 June 2, 1757; d. in St. Albans, Vt. : m. Feb. 1, 1781, in W., 

Enoch Billings, of Stou^hton. Removed to Vermont. 
ii. Frederick, Sept, 3, 1760; d. 1820, at Pomfret, Vt. "Dr." Served 
through the Revolution. Married Jan. 1, 1781, Jemima Manning (d. 
1760\ Child: Robert? 1781. (Perhaps others.) 
iii. Paul, Oct. 6, 1762 ; d. Aug. 12, 1830, 07 years ;f m. Hannah Drastow 

{Thomas), of Wrentham. Children : b. in W. and 

Paul? 1791 : twof d. v. ; Jonathan, 1797 ; Hariot, 1799 ; Susan, 
.. • 1801 ; Melatiah (s.), 1803 ; Leonard, 1S05 ; Thomas, 1808 ; Elearwr, 

Iv. Cyrcs, Oct. 22, 1701; d. 1760. 
v. Jonathan, April 27, 1707 ; d. Feb. 1, 1833; II. C. 1790; m. Betsey P. 

Dana. Children : Camilla? Mary. 
^i. Cyrus, May S, 1769 ; d. Feb. 17, 1819, in Montpelier, Vt. Lawyer in 
Montpelier, 1799 ; representative ; chief judge of Caledonia Co. Court : 
for forty years " law and trial justice of the peace'' in Montpelier; 
m. at Barre, Vt., May, 1803, Patty, dau. of Gardner Wheeler, of 
Grafton, Mass. (b. Grafton, April 29, 1787, d. Jurit-2, 1801). Child. : 
Gardner W.? 1800; Martha M., 1809 ; Cyrus L., 1S11 ; Henry, 
1815 ; George, 1818 ; Mary, 1825 ; Lc usa, 1829. 
vii. Eleanor, July 20, 1770 ; d. Feb. 25, 1791, at Foxboro'. 
viii. Leonard, Sept. 11, 1773, in Mansfield, Mass. ; d. 1800, in Columbia, O., 

Melatiah 4 (Jonathan? Robert 2 ), born in Wrentham, April 19, 173G .; died 
Feb. 13, 1799, in Foxboro*; removed to Wilmington, Vt. ; married 
in Wrentham, Nov. 23, 1758, Chloe Man (born May 20, 1741;. 
Children, born in Wrentham and Foxboro' : 
i. Molley. 5 Sept. 11, 1759 : m. Joseph Pond, of Wrentham. 
ii. Charlotte, July 3)., 1701 ; J d. Oct. 10, 1832 ; m. Aug. 30, 1787, in Fox- 
boro', Samuel" Forrest. 7 child. 
iii. Fanny, March 10, 1705. 

iv. Chloe, Aorii 27, 1707; m. May 5, 1780, Ilezekiah Pettee, in Fox- 
boro' (d. March 10, 1822;. 11 child. 
y. Lucretia, June21, 1709 ; ru. Jan. 20, 3737, Zcbulon Pond. 
vi. Selina, July 23, 1772. 

* "Doily, dau. of Michael and Lucy." 
f Buried Wreiitinrn Centre. 
X Caroline (Wreath. Rcc). 


1887.] Genealogy of Robert Ware, Dedham. 51 

vii. Melatiah (s.), Feb. 16, 1775. Removed to Wilmington, Vt. 
viii. Horatio Gates, June 8, 1778 ; d. Feb. 8, 1856 ; m. Jan. 24, 1808, Kezia 
Eames Goodenow (d. Nov. 2-1, 1835, in her 49th year). Removed to 
Wilmington, Vt. Children : 

Mary Jane * 1811 ; Caroline, 1813 ; Horatia Sewall, 1815 ; Horatio 
G., 1818; LoammiB., 1821, d. y. ; Elizabeth W., 1823; Rev. 
Loammi Goodenow, 1827, H. C. 1850, Burlington, Vt. 
is. Daniel Leonard, March 5, 1783; d. April 23, 1854; m. Dee. 5, 1813, 
Elizabeth (Jones) Dow (b. Sept, 9, 1775, d. April 30, 1850). Child. : 
Horatio L., 6 1815; Elizabeth Jones, 1817 ; Daniel L., 1819; Amos 
TV., 1821 ; William //., 1823 ; Susan L., 1825. 
x. Betsey, May 19, 1786 ; m. Nathan Foster. 


Samuel 4 (Ephraim, 5 Ephraim 2 ), born in Needham, Nov. 23, 1722; mar- 
ried Deborah Lovewell of Weston (published Dec. 15, 1750). Child- 
ren, born in Needham : 

i. Hannah, 5 Sept. 15, 1751. 

ii. Benjamin, April 7, 1754. 

iii. Samuel. April 24, 1756, "jr." ; m. Nov. 26, 1778, in Needham, Debo- 
rah,* dan. of John and Deborah Edes (b. Sept. 18, 1758). 

iv. Ephraim, June 8, 1759 ; d. Sept. 13,f 1820, aged 61 ; ' ; Lieut." ; m. Feb. 
11, 1790, Persis, dan. of Robert and Rachel Smith (b. Nov. 30, 1761, 
d. Sept. 18, 1832, aged 71, in N.). 

v. Elizabeth, Oct. 14, 1761 ; m. July 20, 1780, John, son of John and 
Deborah Edes (b. April 24, 1754). 

Ephraim 4 (Ephraim? Ephraim 2 ), born in Needham, Mass., Jan. 14, 1725 ; 
died Sept. 30, 1792 (in what is now Concord, Me.). Lived first in 
Dedham, Mass. " Ephraim & Martha warned to leave town 
August 2, 1767." Later in Groton. Removed to Somerset Co., 
Maine, 1790. Physician. Married July 26, 1764, Martha, daugh- 
ter of Josiah and Elizabeth Parker, of Groton, Mass. (born Jan. 7, 
1737, died in Groton. April 4, 1776). Children : 

i. Abel, 5 Feb. 23, 1766, in Dedham ; d. June, 1S03, in Athens, Isle. ; m. 

Sybil Spaulding (d. March 11, 1S52, aged 90) ; removed to Maine, 

1790. Children : 

Sarah, 6 1790 ; Betsey, 1792 ; John, 1794. d. y, ; Abel, 1798 ; John, 
1801. ' 
ii. John, Dec. 5, 1767, in Dedham ; d. Aug. 1829, in Athens, Me. ; unm. 

Removed to Norridgewock, Ale., 1787, Athens 1817. " A man of 

strong and penetrating mind, firm resolution, honest in dealing and 

successful in business/' 
iii. Sarah, Sept. 18, 1709, in Groton; d. March 23, 1851; m. March 10, 

1796, Richard Sawteile, of Groton (b. tVb.6, 1769, d. Dec. 23, 1838). 

9 children. 
iv. Bela, July 12, 1771 ; d. Feb. 27, 1772. in Groton. 
v. Bela, July 9, 1773 ; d. Aug. 10, 1775, in Groton. 

Jonathan 4 (Robert* Ephraim 2 ), born in Needham, Aug. 4, 1738 ; mar.i/ 
in Fitchburg, April 11, 1769, Hannah Battles, of Leominster 
Children, born in Fitchburg : 

i. Hannah, 5 Oct. 18, 1769. 
ii. Lydia, Aug. 8, 1771. 

* Deborah Ware, " the widow," married Oct. 26, 1738, Philip Fiovd, in Needham. 
t Tombstone, 3Cth. 

t Subject to correction. It is not quite certain that this Jonathan wag the one who 
married Hannah Battles. 

52 The llecord of David HilVs Family. [Jan. 

iii. Jonathan, March 21, 1773. 

iv. Samuel, July 18, 1775. 

v. David, Aug. 20, 1781. 

m. James, Aug. 25, 1783; m. July 2, 1801, Rachel Wood. Child, George* 

Ebenezer 4 (Nathaniel, 3 Ebenezer' 2 ), born in Needham, April 22, 172G ; 
removed to Hancock, N. II., 17 l Jl ; died there June 2G, 1705, 
"jr."; m. Nov. 7, 1751, Esther, daughter of Jonathan and Ruth 
Hunting (born June 19, 1750, died in Hancock, Nov. 28, 1800). 
Children, born in Needham : 

i. Ebenezer, 5 April 6, 1753 ; d. Aug. 22. 1766. 
, ii. Jonathan, Sept. 23, 1756 ; in. in N. Dlc. 20, 1778, Sarah, dau. of Jere- 
miah and Sarah (Morse) Woodcock (b. July 28, 1755). Children, b. 
in Needham : 
Rhnda,* 1780; Jonathan, 1782 ; Enoch, 1784 ; Sarah, 1785 ; Joel, 
17S8; Esther, 1790. 

iii. Rhoda, Feb. 27, 1750; d. March 1, 1777. 

iv. Esther, April 10. 176-2; m. Dec. 31, 1789, Moses, son of Jeremiah 
and Elizabeth (Woodcock) Eaton (b. June 19, 175:}). 

v. Sarah, Sept. 2, 1767 ; d. Nov. 1. 1845 ; in. in Needham, Feb. 16, 1792, 
Lemuel.. son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Woodcck) Eaton (!>. Feb. 
26, 1758). Removed to Hancock, N. 11. 

vi. Ebenezer, April 11, 1770; d. in Hancock, N". II.. Oct. 7. 1857 ; m. June 
14, 1805, Alice, dau. of Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Woodcock) Eaton (b. 
March 19, 1770, d. Nov. 28, 1853). Child: Ebenezer, 5 1806, still liv- 
ing in Hancock. 


Nathaniel 4 [Nathaniel? Ebenezer' 2 ), born in Needham, Sept. 21, 1730, 
'■jr."; married June 10, 1 702, Patience, daughter of John and 
Ilebecca (Woodward) Ward, of- Newton (born 1739). Children, 
bom in Needham : 

i, Jason, 5 March 19, 1763 ; d. Feb. 6, 18-21, in Hancock, N. H. Removed 
to Hancock, 1783; m. (pub. Jan. 23, 1785) Sarah Washburn, of Na- 
tick (b. June 13, 1761), d. July 11 . 1855). Children, b. in Needham 
and Hancock : 

Pol/i/, 6 17S5 ; Jason, 1787 ; Hannah, 1789 ; Ward, 1792 ; Sarah, 
1791 ; Elijah, 171)7 ; Rebecca, 1799 ; Nathaniel, 1801 ; Eliza, 1804. 
ii. Nathaniel, Jan. 7, 1705; d. Jan. 10, 1817, 52.1 yr., '"jr.."; m. Dec. 
31. 1769, Mary, dau. of E'liphaletand Abigail Kingsbury (b. Jan. 28, 
1770). Children, b in Needham: 
John IV ,« 1791; Rebecca, 1793 ; Abigail, 1798 ; Mary, 179S ; Na- 
thaniel, 1800, d. y. ; Nancy, 1802, d. y. ; Tho/nas J.. " 1800 ; Nancy 
A'.. 1809. 
iii. Rebecca, Aug. 17, 1770 ; d. July 1, 1792, unm. 



[Copied from the Family Bible of David and Mercy Hill, by it> present o;vncr, 
Charles A. Kocinson, Esq., of Gcrmantown, iVnn.J 

Communicated by Edw. Docp,led\y Harris, of New York City. 

David Hill, son of Joseph and Phebe Hill of Holliston was married 
to Mercy Holbrook, the daughtei of Luke and -Mercy Ilolbrook of Belling- 
ham. on the Twenty-first day of April in the year 1785. The time of the 
Births of their Children and their Names are as follow;:, viz. : — 

1887."] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 53 

Sylvester Hill was born "Wednesday, April 12, 1786. 
David Hill, jun. was born Sunday, September 23, 1787. 
Amos Hill was born Monday, July 6, 1780. 
Artemon Hill was born Tuesday, January 23, 1792. 
Solon Hill was born Tuesday, February 4, 1794. 
Phebe Hill was born Wednesday, August 14, 1799. 
Paulina Hill was born Friday, March the 4, 1803. 
Solon Hill, 2d, was born Wednesday, June 12, 1805. 
Charles Austin Hill was born Tuesday, July 10, 1810. 

Solon Hill, son of David & Mercy Hill, departed this life Feb. 23, 1799. 

Phebe Hill, daughter of David & Mercy Hill, departed this life, Oct. 29, 

Paulina Hill, daughter of David & Mercy Hill, departed this life March 
17, 1806. 

David Hill, Husband of Mercy Hill, died Nov. 4, 1813. 

Mercy Holbrook;* mother of Mercy Hill, died Deo. 3, 1813. 

Luke Holbrook, Husband of the above, died 3 Nov. 1775. 

Rachel Holbrook, daughter of the last named, died Nov. 7, 1775. 

Sena Abbee,f another daughter of above, died Sept. 7, 1815. 

Sylvester Hill, son of David & Mercy Hill, died June 14, 1820. 

Dinah Holbrook. daughter of Luke Holbrook, died Jan. 8, 1827. 

Jerusha Lethbridge, daughter of Luke Holbrook, died July 4, 1833. 

Solon Hill, 2d, son of David & Mercy Hill, died Sept. 1, 1S33. 

Lucy Jencks, daughter of Luke Holbrook, died July 24, 1833. 

Mercy Jones, relict of David Hill, and daughter of Luke Holbrook, died 
July 28, 1841, aged 73 yrs. 

David Hill, second son of David & Mercy Hill, died Jan. 3, 1847. 

Amos Hill, third son of David & Mercy Hill, died Oct. 1869. 

Artemon Hill, fourth son of David & Mercy Hill, died February 6, 1870, 
in New Orleans, La. 

Note.— An examination of the church records of Holliston reveals as church 
members— Moses Hill 1733, Hannah 1733, Huldah 1741, Mary 1746, Isaac 1750. 
Joseph Hill had son Joseph baptized 18 October, 1741, and daughter Bathsheba 
baptized 24 June, 1744, also Huldah and Hannah baptized 1748 


Communicated by Henry F. Waters, A.M., now residing in London, England. 
[Continued from vol. xl. p. 307."] 

| Richard Quiney, citizen & grocer of London, 16 August 1655, proved 

| 3 January 1656. To be buried at Stratford upon Avon in the county of 

j Warwick, where my father & other nay ancestors are interred. One half 

j of my personal estate (having no wife) I bequeath among my rive children 

I Richard, Adrian, Thomas, William and Sarah Quiney. To my cousin Dr. 

[ Richard Bayley and Master William Wheate forty shillings apiece. To 

* She was the daughter of John and Rachel Pond, of Wrentham, was born 28 Dec. 1730, 
j married Luke Holbrook, 23 Jan. 1750-1, and died in BelJingham. 

t Scno, daiighter of Luke and Mercy Holbrook, was born 4 Jan. 1772. and married nrst 
I Joseph Pen aim an. 

54 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

my cousin master George Nash forty shillings, to buy rings. To my brother 
master John Sadler and my sons in law Edward Pilkington and Thomas 
Booth and my cousin Richard Chaundler five pounds apiece. To my bro- 
ther in law William Smith five pounds. To my cousin William Watts and 
his wife forty shillings apiece. To cousin William Smith & his wife forty 
shillings apiece to buy rings. To cousins John & Robert Smith ten 
pounds apiece. To my daughter Ellen Pilkington fifty pounds and to 
her husband the said Edward Pilkington, ten pounds to buy mourning, 
to my daughter Elizabeth Cooper ten pounds, to my brother in law 
master John Sadler and my sister Elizabeth his wife ten pounds, to 
my son in law Thomas Booth & daughter Ann his wife ten pounds, 
to son John Lilburne & my daughter Isabell his wife ten pounds, for 
mourning. To my cousin Charles Watts twenty five pounds when he 
shall have faithfully served out the term of eight years of his apprentice- 
ship. Ten pounds to be distributed among the children of my cousin Ellen 
Parker equally. To my cousins John Sadler & William Baker forty shil- 
lings apiece, to cousin Margaret Jones forty shillings to buy rings. To my 
grand child Elizabeth Pilkington ten pounds at one & twenty years of age 
or marriage, to Gr. children William & Richard Cooper ten pounds apiece 
at their several ages of one & twenty years. To grand child Richard 
Booth ten pounds at one & twenty. To such child as my daughter Lil- 
burne now goeth withall ten pounds at one & twenty. To the worshipful 
Company of Grocers of London whereof I am a member a piece of plate 
of the value of ten pounds sterling. To master Watson minister of the 
Word of God in S l Stephen's in Walbrooke, London, five pounds, to mas- 
ter Beaue, minister, &c. at Stratford upon Avon forty shillings. To the 
poor of Stratford upon Avon ten pounds. To my son Thomas my part, 
share & interest in the Ship called the Seven Sisters, Abraham Reade com- 
mander, to be managed for his use until he shall have served out the re- 
mainder of his apprenticeship; also several leases estates & interests which 
I have in the Tyth of Drayton & a certain house at Stratford upon Avon 
which. I hold by lease of the chamber of Stratford upon Avon. 

The residue of all & singular my goods chattells, &c. I give & bequeath 
to John Sadler, Edward Pilkington, Thomas Booth, William Smith & 
Richard Chaundler, in trust, &c. for my four yo inger children, Adrian, 
Thomas, William & Sarah Quiney. To my brother Thomas Quiney, for 
natural life, an annuity of twelve pounds out of my messuages & lands at 
Shottery, with the appurtenances, in the County of Warwick ; and at the 
decease of the said Thomas my executors to take out of the said lands the 
sum of five pounds to bear & defray the charges of my said brother's fune- 
ral. (Other lauds, &c. bequeathed and devised to his sons.) 

Also I give & devise all my land in Virginia in the parts beyond the seas 
together with all the stock of cattle, servants & other things thereunto be- 
longing unto my said son Thomas Quiney & to his heirs & assigns forever. 
All my land in Ireland to son Richard. To the town of Stratford upon 
Avon my two small tenements near the meer side in Stratford towards the 
maintenance of the Bridge, &c. & for the poor alms men. Son Richard to 
be executor. If he shall not at the time of my decease be resident in Eng- 
land then my sons in law Edward Pilkington & Thomas Booth to be exec- 
utors in trust for him in his absence. Ruthen, 6. 

[The testator, it seems, was a brother-in-law of Rev. John Sadler, whose daugh- 
ter married Rev. John Harvard. We find that the father of Harvard's wife, as well 
as his own mother, belonged to Stratford families. Shakspeare's daughter Judith 


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married, Feb. 10, 1615-6, Thomas Quiney, a -wine merchant residing in the High 
Street of 'Stratford-noon- Avon (See Outlines of the Life of Shakspeare by J. 0. Hal- 
liwell Phillips, F.K.S., F.S.A., 2d ed. 1882, p. 182;. There- was a Richard Qui- 
ney, son of Adrian Quiney, who about 1598 resided at the JBell in Carter Lane, Lon- 
don (Ibid. P- 579. See also pp. 575-52).— Editor. 


Richard Quiney of 
Stratford upon Avon 
descended from Weston 

Elizabeth da: of 
— Phillips. 

Richard Quiney of _ Ellen da: of Jo: Sadler 
London, Grocer. of Stratford upon 

Aa 1634. Avon. 

Eldest son 



Thomas Ellen 

3 Elizabeth 




(Visitation of London, 1633, 1634: ILirle'ian MS. 

1476, 40-5: British Museum.)— u. E. W.] 

Benjamin Keysar the elder of Westham in the County of Essex, tan- 
ner, 10 April 1G50, proved 3 May 1650. by William Salter executor. 

Whereas George Keysar my grandfather, late of Layton Buzzard in the 
County of Bedford, tanner, deceased, did by his last will & testament give me 
twenty two pounds four shillings & live pence at my age of one and twenty 
years as my third part of one hundred marks which my grandfather gave 
unto the three sons of Benjamin Keysar, &c. and it now remains in the 
hands of Edmond Keysar my uncle, of London, ironmonger, being the ex- 
ecutor of my said grandfather, I give and bequeath ten pounds thereof to 
my loving brother Gabriel Keysar and ten pounds to my sister Mary Key- 
sar at their several ages of one and twenty years. A bequest to friend 
William Salter yeoman in the County of Essex, who is to be executor. 

Pembroke, 74. 

[George Keysar was the name of the tanner who first settled in Lynn, Massachu- 
setts, and carried on his business alongside of Strawberry brook, to the west- 
ward of the Water Mill, which itself stood just west of the road now known as Fed- 
eral Street, lie bought the land 19th lino. 1619. or* Mr. Sauia- ' Bennett who then 
held the mill property. In October, 1654, he seems to have settled in Salem, buy- 
ing of Major William Hathorne a lot of land near the South River, as it was often 
called, or the Harbor, as now termed, at the foot of Burying Point Lane, now Lib- 
erty Street. He still retained his estate in Lynn, which passed to Benjamin Key- 
ear. — h. r. w.l 

Margery Cox of Debtford in the County of Kent, widow, 39 May 1656 
proved 11 June 1656. To my well beloved brother Giles Webb 1 living 
now in Virginia, twenty pounds. To my brother William Lews of Titbu- 
ry in the County of Gloucester ten pounds. To my sister Elizabeth Waight 
wife of Giles Waight, of Titbury aforesaid, twenty pounds. To Wil- 
liam Stone and John Hooper, both of Debtford, live 'pounds apiece, they 
being overseers. To the poor of the parish of Debtford twenty shillings. 
Mary and Elizabeth Waight, daughters of the abovesaid Giles Waight. to 
be executrixes. 

The witnesses were William Huttun, Joane Phillips (by mark) & George 
Martin. Berkley, 224. 

[ x Captain Giles Webb commanded a company of rangers in Henrico County, 
Va,, in 1692. A Captain Giles Webb died in Henries County in June, i".i3. The 

56 Genealogical Gleanings in England. ■ [Jan. 

last married the widow of Henry Randolph, Jr., Clerk of Henrico County. In his 
will he mentions a brother Thomas, and his step-son Henry Randolph. The name 
Webb has been prominent in Virginia. John Webb, " Manner," was granted 50 
acres of land in Aceomac County, Dec. 13, 1627. Va. Laud Records. No. 1, p. 81. 
Stephen W ebb was a Burgess from James City in October, 16 1 1. ^ George \\ T ebb 
was elected, Dec. 17. 1776, by the Virginia Assembly, treasurer of Virginia, to suc- 
ceed Robert Carter Nicholas, re-signed.— R. A. Brock, Richmond, Va.] 

Mark Pierce, of London, in bis will & enumeration of assets dated 
10 February 1654 (proved in 16-56) mentions forty pounds in the hands of 
Master Robert Newman, 1 citizen & vintner of London, and ten pounds in 
money in the hands of Elizabeth Higginson, widow, which I lent to her 
deceased husband, Theophilus Higginson 2 in New England and ought to 
have been paid presently at our arrival in England. Berkley, "233. 

[Mark Pierce was a resident of New Haven as early as lfi39 and as late as 1G15 
(See New Haven Colony Records, vol. i. pp. 18 and 302), Savage, in iiis Genea-1. 
Diet., vol. iii. p. 430, says he was of Cambridge 1642, but he is not mentioned in 
Paige's History of Cambridge. 

1 Probably the Robert Newman who was one of the settlers of New Haven, Cc, 
and one of the seven pillars of the church there. He resided there as late as 1649 
(See New Haven Colony Records, vol. i. pp. 9, 20, 492). Savage, in his Gen. Diet, 
vol. iii. p. 275, says he returned to England. He thinks he was the Robert New- 
man whose name is among the passengers in the Mary and John, 1634, printed in 
the Register, vol. ix. pp. 1265-8. — Editor.] 

2 Theophilus Higginson, son of Rev. Francis Higginson. See Hist. Coll. Essex 
Institute, vol. v. p. 34. — Henry Wheatland. 

Savage (Gen. Diet. ii. 411) says that Theophilus Higginson, of New Haven, died 
about 1657, aged 37. This will shows that he was dead three years earlier. — Ed.] 

Thomas Dumer of Chicknell within the parish of North Stonham in the 
County of Southampton, gentleman, 12 April 1050, proved 9 November 
1650 by Thomas, John, Robert and Stephen Dummer, his executors. To 
be buried at discretion of the executors. To the poor in North Stonham 
and South Stonham and Bishopstoake twenty six shillings and eightpence to 
every of said parishes. To my wife ten pounds within one month after my 
decease. To four of my daughters, viz. Susan, Hester, Jane and Mary 
Dumer, two hundred pounds to either of them at their several days of mar- 
riage, &c. To my eldest daughter Jcane Nelson, widow, twenty shillings 
within one year, &c. To my two grand children namely Samuel and Mer- 
cie Nelson, son and daughter of my daughter Jc me Nelson, fifty pound3 
apiece at ages of twenty one years. To my daughter Margaret Clements, 
being my second daughter and now in New England, twenty five pounds, 
and to her child she now hath twenty five pounds within six months, ccc. 
To my only son Thomas Dumer and his heirs forever all my freehold land 
of inheritance in North Stonham or elsewhere within the kingdom of Eng- 
land, to have and enjoy at the age of twenty one years. If he die without 
lawful issue then to my said four first named daughters, being now virgins 
and unmarried, &c. My beloved kinsmen John Dumer o^ Townhill, Stephen 
Ponton of Winton, Robert Dumer of I3uriey, Thomas Dumer of Eaire- 
thorne and Stephen Dumer of Bishopstoake to be executors in trust, Occ. 

The witnesses w r ere Stephen Darner, Thomas Baylie and Ann Baldry 
(by mark). Pembroke, 174, 

[For an account of Thomas Dummer, the testator, and his children, see Col. Ches- 
ter's Dummer genealogy in the Register, vol. xxxv. pp. 269-71. His eldest daugh- 
ter Joane married Thomas Nelson of Rowley, whose will is printed in the Regis- 
ter, vol. iii. pp. 267-8. His second daughter Margaret married Dec. 25, 1614, Job 
Clement, of Haverhill, Mass., afterwards of Dover, N. 11. 

If the testator was the Mr. Thomas Dummer, who was one of the first settlers of 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 57 

Salisbury, Mass, (Register, 1 vol. iii. p. 55; Coffin's Newbury, p. 301), he must 
have returned early to England. — Editor. 

[n an account against the estate of Mr. Thomas Nelson, deceased, presented to 
the court held at Salem by Mr. Richard Dummer, the last Tuesday in June, 1656, 
is a claim for " charges in England, from South-harapton to Yorke & Hull which 
is -100 miles (18 dayes) [witjh the hire of three horses & 2 men & Expeuces yupon : 
to Endeauour to gaine the (mon]ey y r due :" 

Among the papers also in this case is a copy of a release made the first of July, 
1654, by the widow Jone Nelson, who calls herself " of Wecom or Duphy cr Dulye 
neare Southhampton in old England.' 1 In 1650 she calls herself of North-stoneham. 

Another of these papers is a copy of a bond of Thomas Nelson, dated 15th 12th 
niunth, 1641, in which reference is made to the *' Contract of marriage betwixt 
Thomas Nelson of Rowley in New-England gent: & Joane Duller Spinst: the daf- 
ter of Thomas Dummer of Badgely in Quid England gent:." 

Another is interesting as containing the word " nayther," thus perhaps showing 
what the sound of this word was as then pronounced. — County Court, Ipswkh, 
March, 1657, Mr. Richard Dummer v. M r Phillip Nelson. Review.— n. f. w.] 

Jeremy Dummer late agent of His Majesty's Provinces of Massachusetts 
and Connecticut, in New England, and now resident at Plaistow in Essex, in 
the Kingdom of Great Britain, 7 June 1738, proved 1 June 1739. In the 
chief place & before all things I do on this solemn occasion commend my 
soul to Almighty God and rertder him Infinite thanks for the many Bless- 
ings with which he has been pleased to fill up the short scene of my life, 
firmly confiding in the Benignity of his Nature that he wont afflict me in 
another World for some follys I have committed in this, in common with 
the rest of mankind, but rather that he will graciously consider the frail & 
weak frame which he gave me and remember that I was but Dust- 
As to the Interment of my body I should think it a trifle not worth men- 
tioning but only to desire my executors kind3y to invite to my funeral all 
such New England gentlemen as shall be in London at the time of my de- 
cease and to give each of them a twenty shilling ring without any name 
upon it but only this motto which I think affords a good deal of reflection 
— Nulla retro via. 

As to the small fortune I have acquired I bequeath, &c. as follows — To 
M" Kent where I now live and to Mrs Mary Stephenson lodging in the 
same house one hundred pounds each and a ring. To my worthy country- 
man Henry Newman Esq. twenty pounds. To Miss Hook Jacob twenty 
pounds. To my good kinswoman Mrs Lloyd of New England, formerly 
Pemberton and Campbell, one hundred pounds. To Dudley Woodbridge 1 
of Barbadoes fifty pounds for the pleasure I had in his company when in 
England. To Commissioner Pearse of the Navy his eldest son by his for- 
mer wife twenty pounds. Item, I give a fifty pound New England bill to 
Mrs Burr 2 of New England, and, in case of her death, to her children, as 
an acknowledgment of a civility I received from her husband at the 
college, I mean that Burr who was schoolmaster at Charlestown. To Col 
& Capt. Mandell, Swedes in London, ten guineas each. To Stephen 
Whateley of Gray's Inn, gentleman, my little Library, and to my brother 
Dummer of Newbury twenty pounds New England money to distribute 
among the poor Indian Squaws that may come a begging at his door in the 
country. I leave to my sister Dummer her husband's picture set in gold 
which will be found in my Scrutore. The Bulk of my estate I make no 
disposition of, being content it should go according to the Act of Assembly 
in New -England for distributing the "estates of Intestates. And lastly I 
desire that F'rancis Wilks Esq, and M r Samuel Storke will be my executors 
and accept of me a small specific legacy, vLz' M r Wilks the Diamond ring 

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which I usually wear and Mr. Storke my gold watch with the appurtenances. 
— Made & published in presence of Benj 1 * Rutland, Ann Silver. 

A Codicil,- dated 8 April 1739, refers to a deed bearing date 20 March 
last between the testator of the first part, Dorothy Keant of the second part 
and Francis Wilks of the third part fur the conveying of a house in Clar- 
ges street to the said M rs Kent "and which I have ordered to be register- 
ed " according to Act of Parliament in consideration of the trouble 1 have 
given her during a long lit of sickness. I do hereby revoke the legacy I 
have given her of one hundred pounds in the foregoing will. 

Witnesses F. flutton, James Howgill. 

Plaistow 15 November 1738. I desire my executors will give my scru- 
tore to M" Kent, all my wearing apparel I to M rs Mary and to my coach- 
man a guinea, and the same to each of the maids. Jer. Dummek. 

SO May 1739 appeared Francis Hutton of Gray's Inn in the County of 
Middlesex, gentleman, and James Howgill of the Middle Temple, London, 
gentleman, and deposed, &c. Henchman, 12G. 

[Jeremy Dinnmer, the testator, was a brother of Lieut. Governor William Durn- 
roer of the Province of Massachusetts. He was the author of " Defence of the New 
England Charters " (1721). He died in England May 19, 1739, and was buried at 
West Ham in Essex, ^ee Col. Chester's account of him and his ancestry in the 
Register, vol. xxxv. pp. 208-9. See also Massachusetts Historical Collections, 5th 
S. vol. v. pp. xxi-ii. 

1 Rev. Dudley Woodbrldge, probably the eldest son of the Hon. Dudley Wood- 
bridge, of Barbadoes. was rector of St. Philip's, Bavbadoes. Fie died in 1747. See 
" Woodbridge Record,'' compiled by Donald G.Mitchell, from the papers of his 
brother Louis Mitchell, p. 37 ; Register, vol. xxxii. p. 291. 

2 Mrs. Elizabeth Burr, widow of Samuel Burr, master of the Grammar School at 
Charlestown, Mass., a preparatory school for Harvard College, which is said to have 
had a reputation in the New England colonies similar to that of Eton in England. 
He was born at Fairfield. Cfc., April 2, 1079, and died there while on a visit, Aug, 
7, 1719. See Todd's " Burr Family" (1S78), pp. 148 and 431. — Editor.] 

Nathaniel Hulton citizen and Salter of London, 20 July 1692, proved 
13 -March 1693, with three codicils, the last of which was dated 1 January 
1693. To son in law James Glreene and his sons James. Richard and John, 
daughters Margery & Elizabeth Greene; to Joseph Scriven; to John 
Greene, brother of James Greene the elder; to the poor of Newington 
Green where I live. Wife Elizabeth ITulton ; Wil iam Hulton, son of my 
late kinsman William Hulton deceased; Joseph Hulton son of my late 
kinsman Adam Hulton deceased; the widow and daughter of the said 
Adam Hulton ; kinsman Samuel H award ; Thomas Crompton, son of my late 
kinsman Adam Crompton deceased & also his second & third sons & two 
daughters; sister Hulton, widow; the daughter of kinsman George Cro rap- 
ton ; kinsman John Hill; Nathaniel Hill son of Edmund Hill deceased ; 
kinswoman Elizabeth Hill ; my sister Elizabeth Dickies, widow of John 
Dickins deceased ; kinswoman Ann Prinlott and her two sons now living 
and her daughter ; M rs Mary Pickford & her eldest son & her other six 
children now living; kinsman Nathaniel Hulton 's wife & daughter; my 
son in law Thomas Ilorrocks ; my daughter in law Jane Ferry, &c. &c. 
My body to be interred at Bolton in Lancashire near my father & mother. 

In the last codicil he makes a bequest of one hundred pounds to M r 
Encrease Blather, minister of the Gospel in New England for the use of 
the College there of which he is President. Box 54. 

Mary Butcher, daughter of Francis Butcher, late of Staplehursfc in 
the County of Kent, Clothier, proved 6 June 1651.. Mention made of 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 59 

uncle John Hide, of Sonnteine in the County of Sussex, and his daughters 
Jude & Margaret Hide, brother Thomas Butcher, mother Ann Lambe, 
father Thomas Lambe, brothers Thomas, James, Christopher & John 
Lambe (all under 21), uncle Thomas Watersfield & Dorothy his wife, uncle 
Ninian Butcher & Francis his wife and his two daughters. Mary and Re- 
becca, Aunt Elizabeth Batherst, widow, cousin Mildred Stace, wife of Cap- 
tain Stace, Hanna Butcher, wife of Capt. Butcher, and her daughters Eliz- 
abeth and Hanna Butcher, Elizabeth Holden, wife of James Holden of 
Crambroke, Cousin Elizabeth Holden daughter of Richard Holden of Fe- 
vershame in Bedfordshire (sic), Mary & Dorothy Lambe daughters of 
Christopher Lambe late of Westrum and the widow Dupper. Father Tho- 
mas Lambe to be executor. - Grey, 109. 

[See the will of Ninian Batcher, uncle of the testator, in the Register, vol. 
xxxviii. p. 415. — Editor.] 

Arthur Somner of Chittlehampton in the County of Devon, fuller, 25 
May 1637, proved 10 October 1637. Son John, son Roger (under 
twenty one), daughter Ales Somner, godson John Somner, my brother 
John's three other children, my brother William Somner's two children, 
uncle John Tanner's children. Wife Mary to be executrix and brothers 
John Somner, William Somner & Lewes Smale to be overseers. 

Goare, 129. 

[Whether Arthur Somner was related or not to the New England family of Sum- 
ner 1 have no means of determining. William Sumner, of Dorchester, the stirps of 
that family, came from Bicester in Gloucestershire. See Register, vol. is. p. 300, 
vol. xxxvii. p. 237. The name Roger occurs in the Bicester family of Sumner. — Ed. J 

Thomas Waters of Herstmounseux, in the County of Sussex, yeo- 
man, 13 May 1614, prove;! 11 December 1617. To be buried in the 
church yard of Herstmonseux aforesaid. To eldest son Andrew Waters 
fifty pounds within one year after my decease, and, after the decease of 
Winifrede my wife, six acres of marsh land in the Levell of Horsey & in 
the parish of Pevensey in the aforesaid county. To son Thomas Waters 
one parcel of land in the parish of Ashborneham in said county, called 
Blackland fields, containing five acres, more or less, and forty pounds in 
one year, &c, I give unto my son Sampson Waters a I ase of half an acre 
known by the name of Lusted's Croft, joining unto Bawley Lane, in the 
parish Herstmonseux aforesaid, and ten pounds in three years, &c. To 
Nicholas Waters my brother six pounds that he oweth unto me. To John 
Waters, my godson, twenty shillings and to the other of my mother's child- 
ren ten shillings apiece in one year, &c. To Thomas Waters, my godson, 
son of Andrew Waters, ten pounds & to James, the son of Andrew Waters 
ten pounds, to be employed to their best advantage within two years after 
nay decease. The residue to my wife Winifred whom I ordain and make 
sole executrix. Loving friends William Parker, gentleman, and Jerimy 
Grint, yeoman, of the said parish, to be overseers. 

Wit: Wiiiiam Parker, Samuel Parker & Mathy Pinson. 

Weldon, 124. 

[See Savage. Sampson Waters of Boston. — n. f. w. 

Lieut. Edward Waters was granted 100 acres of land in Elizabeth City, Va., 
"in the precincts of Buck Roe, 7 ' Oct. 28, lti-JS. Va. Land Records, No. I, p. 93. 
William Waters, probably a son. was Burgess from Northampton County, 1854-60. 
His will is dated 1685 ; died boon after, leaving issue — i William, Naval Officer 
for Accomae, 1713; Burge-ss lor Northampton County, 1718; had son William, 
whose only child -Mary married David Meade cfNausemund County; 2. Obedi- 
ence ; 3. Thomas.— JR. A. Brock.] 

60 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

John Kirtland of Tick-ford in the parish of Newport Pagnell, county 
Bucks, gentleman, 12 December 1G1G, proved 1 August 1617, To son 
Nathaniel all that part of my dwelling house in Tickford wherein I now- 
inhabit sometime called by the name of Emberton's, 1 adjoining to the tene- 
ment in tenure of William Coningham and to the house and ground of me 
the said John Kirtland, sometime Thomas Ilorton's. Legacies to Mary Kirt- 
land my now wife, sons Francis and Joseph Kirtland, and daughters Ab- 
igail, Susanna & Mary Kirtland. To my eldest son John Kirtland the house 
or tenement sometime Thomas Horton's (next the above) and adjoining 
a tenement of heirs of William Barton deceased. Wife Mary and her five 
children (as above). To godson John Kirtland, son of my brother Philip 
Kirtland, xiiii* iiii d and to the rest of the children of the said Philip ii' vi a 
each, to be paid unto the said Philip for their use. To the children of my 
brother Francis Kirtland ii 3 vi d apiece. To Francis Foster, clerk, ten shil- 
lings. Wife Mary to be executrix, friends George Hull and John Horley, 
inhabitants of Newport Pagnell, to be overseers. Phylipn Kyrtlaud one of 
the witnesses. Vv ehlon, 82. 

[Probably the family of President Kirkland of Harvard College. A number of 
settlers of Lynn c:ime from about Oiney in Bucks. Sherrington, from which Philip 
Kirtland of Lynn is said to have come, is only about two miles from Newport Pag- 
nell on the road to Oiney. — n. p. vv. 

President Kirkland was a great-grandson of John Kirtland of Say brook, Conn., 
said to be a son of Nathaniel Kirtland, an early settler of Lynn. Philip and John 
Kirtland were also early settlers of Lynn. (See Chapman's Kirtland Genealogy in 
the Register, vol. xiv. pp. 211-5, and Lewis and NewhalPs History of Lynn 
(1865), pp. 154-5. — Editor. 

1 Paganns de Ember ton, of Tykford Priory, Bucks, 1 1ST. Dugdale's Monasti- 
kon. — James A. E.miiektox.] 

John Downing of S* Clement Danes in the County of Middlesex, 
skinner, 15 May 1623, proved 7 July 1628. To the poor of the said par- 
ish twenty shillings. To my daughter Katherine a ring with a flower de 
luce which I wear upon my finger. To my daughter Abigail twenty shil- 
lings. And moreover my will and meaning is that if my said daughter Abi- 
gail shall determine to go to Virginia that upon her going away my exec- 
utors shall pay to and for use unto the Virginia Company the sum of six- 
pounds towards her charges. To my grand child Sara Smith ten pounds, 
to be put out to the best advantage by my executors until the day and time 
of her marriage. To my grand child Katherine Smith and her sister Dor- 
othy Smith twenty shillings apiece, to be paid them at their several mar- 
riages, or sooner, at the discretion of my executors. To my grand child 
Francis Smith forty shillings, at his accomplishment of the age of twenty 
and one years. To my grand child Sibell Smith twenty shillings, at her day 
of marriage, or sooner, ecc. To my grand child John Smith live pounds 
towards the placing and putting him forth an apprentice ; and my will is 
that until be shall be lit and capable for service my executors shall main- 
tain him & keep him to school, to write and read. To my son Smith's 
daughter Mary ten shillings within three months after my decease. To 
the two sons of my son Drake, rid lt to John and Richard, twenty shillings 
between them, in three months, &a To my sister Joyce Wilson a seal 
ring with a faucon in it. which I had of her, and twenty shillings in money, 
to be paid unto her within three months', &c. To my grand child Abra- 
ham Downing ten shillings' To my well beloved sou Richard Downing 
the lease which I hold from and under the countess Dowager of Arundel! 
by the houses now in the occupation of me the said John Downing, togeth- 

1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in England, fil 

er with the shop, &c. of Jane Barkested widow, &c. &c. To ray well be- 
loved son Francis Downing twenty pounds over and besides his part of the 
remainder of my goods, which my will is he shall have within three months 
after my death. The residue shall be equally shared & divided between 
niv said two sons Richard and Francis Downing and they two to be co-ex- 

Wit: Elias Allin, George Courthopp, Thomas Dannett & John Browne, 
Scr. Swann, 07. 

James Rand, citizen & apothecary of London, 20 June 1G85. Lega- 
cies to son James and to sou Ralph. I have advanced my daughter Mary 
in marriage. There is a debt owing to me from one William Bancks new 
or late resident at Virginia, in the parts beyond the seas. My daughter 
Grace Rand to be executrix. M 1 ' John Fisher and my son in law Chris- 
topher Gould to be overseers. 

Wit : Leonard Bates, scr., Robert Barges and George Gittens his ser- 
vant. In a codicil, dated 26 March 1686, he refers to his daughter Grace 
as very sick and appoints his daughter Mary Gould executrix in her stead, 
if she shall happen to die. 

The will was proved 3 May 1GSG by Mary Gould, wife of Christopher 
Gould. Lloyd, 63. 

Thomas Dobson, citizen and skinner of London, 13 September 1626, 
proved 30 Slay 1627, directs his body to be buried in the parish church of 
St. Michael Bassishawe, makes bequests to sundry people dwelling in Col- 
man Street and to sundry ministers, among whom Mr. Davenport, minister at 
St Stevens in Colman Street. In a codicil of 11 November 1626 he re- 
vokes a bequest of ten pounds made in his Will to his sister Dobson, and 
bequeaths that sum to Thomas Davenport, son of his neighbor Mrs. Mary 
Davenport, widow, to be paid to the mother for the use of the said Thomas 
Davenport. In another codicil, of 13 March 1626, he changes this bequest 
to one of ten pounds to the widow Davenport and ten pounds to her son 
Thomas. Skinner, 46. 

Inducco mri Johis Davenport clici in artibus probati ad vicariam ecclise 
pochhe Sci Stephi in Colman strete cits et archifi p r vacau per mortem 
natem mri Samuelis Jerman clici ulti vicarii et incumbents ibm etc em* 
sub sigillo etc quarto die novembris A Dni 1621°. 

Prob. & Adrnon. Act Book, Archdeac. 
of London, 1611 — 1626, fol. 100. 
Inducco Johis Gondwyn clici in Artibus magfi ad vicariam ppetnam 
:ccliae goch sci Stephani Coleman streete cits et Archinat London def p 
iberam et spontaneam Resignacoem Johis Davenport clici ultimi vicarii 
et Incumber! prerl ad quam p discretos viros Simonem Laurence Willfnum 
Spurtlowe Augustinu Garland Johem Stone Henricum Wood Henrieum 
Austin Ludovicu Roberts et Michaelem Warner gochianos dee £>oe veros 
et indubitatos patronos p r ntatus exliftt. 

Prob. & Admon. Act Book, Archdeac. 
of London, 1626 — 1637, fol. 139. 
[Rev. John Davenport was the fifth son of Henry and Winnifred (Bvrnabifc) 
Davenport, of Coventry, co. Warwick, where he was burn in 1597. On the 9th of 
April in that year he was baptized in t'ie Church of the Holy Trinity, of which the 
Rev. Richard Eaton, father of Iheaphilas Eaton of New Haven, Ct., was rector. 
He was admitted to Merton College, Oxford University, in tt> 13 , and after passing 
two years in that college he removed to Magdalen Hall, bat the same year, Nov! 
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62 Genealogical Gleanings in England, [Jan. 

15, 1615, left the University and commenced preaching. On the 5th of October, 
1624, he was almost unanimously elected vicar of St. Stephen's, Colman Street, 
London, to which living he was inducted Nov. 4, as the above record shows. On 
the death of Archbishop Abbot he left London, Aug. 5, 1633, for a hidden retreat 
in the country, and after waiting three months, finding the messengers of Laud, the 
new archbishop, were on his track, he crossed over to Holland, landing at Haarlem 
in November. He resigned the vicarage of St. Stephen's, and John Goodwin was 
admitted as his successor Dec. 18, 1633, In 163" he came to New England, arriving 
at Boston June 26, 1637, with another minister and Mr. Eaton and Mr. Hopkins, 
merchants, as VVinthrop informs us (Hist, of New England, vol. ii. p. 226, 2d ed. 
p. 272). It is possible that the other minister may have been John Harvard, who 
probably arrived about this time. It is true that Trumbull (Hist, of Connecticut, 
vol. i. p. 89) says that Rev. Samuel Eaton accompanied his brother, but it is hardly 
probable that VVinthrop, who gives his brother's name, would omit his. Daven- 
port was the first minister at New Haven, Ct., 1638-67, and was pastor of the First 
Church of Boston, Mass., 1667, to his death 1670. For further details in the life of 
Rev. John Davenport, see History and Genealogy of Davenport Family, by A. B. 
Davenport, 1851, and Supplement to do. 1876; Life and Writings of John Daven- 
port, by F. B. Dexter, in New Haven Historical Society Papers, vol. ii. pp. 205-33 ; 
and Register, vol. ix. p. 147. Mr. Waters has much other matter relative to the 
Davenports, includiug a will of an uncle of the Rev. John Davenport, who men- 
tions him as at the University. This matter will appear in a future number. — 

John GPtEEXE, late of the parish of Petsoe in the County of Glouces- 
ter, Virginia, and now at present of the parish of S* Butolph's without 
Aldgate, mariner, now bound out to. sea for a voyage unto Virginia in the 
good ship Thomas & Francis, Capt. Simmons Commander, 15 April 1685, 
proved 8 January 1693, by Anne Greene, relict and executrix. He ap- 
points his wife Anne his attorney & the 'executrix of his will, and mentions 
six hundred acres in the parisli of Petsoe, with certain dwelling houses, &c. 
given and bequeathed to him by his late father John Greene deceased, 
now in the tenure and possession of one Wm. Grimes, his undertenants or 
assigns. He gives and becpueaths unto every one of his relations or near 
kindred nominated or usually called by any name or names whatsoever, 
unto each one of them particularly twelve pence apiece, to be paid unto 
each one of them upon their several demands. 

The witnesses were Edward Gibson, Thomas Forue and Thomas Ec- 
cleston. Box (1601). 

[Ralph Greene received grants of 50 and 300 acres of »and on the north side of 
York River, July 18, 1C50. Va. Land Records, No. 2, p. 263. He received subse- 
quently grants aggregating 3500 acres. Oliver Greene was granted 120 acres in 
Gloucester County, July 24, 1633, No. 3, p. 16, and 450 acres March 30, 1657, No. 
4, p. 122. Thomas Greene was granted 270 acres on Elizabeth River, June 11, 
1652, No. 3, p. 145. John Green was granted 200 acres on the West Branch of 
Elizabeth River, June 1, 1655, No. 3, p. 319 (among the " transports " or 4 ' head 
rights " were Richard and Katherine Greene) ; 350 acres in Gloucester County, 
Jan. 13, 1661, No. 4. p. 407. There are numerous other grants of record in the 
17th century to William, Peter, James and Robert Greene. — R. A. Brock.] 

Miles PriCKETT (by mark) of the parish of Holy Cross near & with- 
out the walls of the City of Canterbury, baker, SO November, 2 d Charles 
(1626), proved 30 June 1G27. 

Whereas there is or will be certain money due to me in consideration of 
my adventuring into Virginia under the Worshipful Captain Pryn his 
charge, which goods, if they shall prosper well in the said voyage, I freely 
dispose of the benefit that shall be due to me unto my brother John Prick- 
ett, by him equally to be divided and shifted between my brethren as the 
same shall come int:> his hands. To brother William Prickett's two child- 

1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in England. 63 

rco ten pounds, equally to be divided, &c. as they come to age, which sum 
| of money is now remaining in the hands of my brother Thomas. To bro- 
\ ther John nine pounds now remaining in the hands of Jane Prickett my 
I sister & by her due to me. To the son of my said brother John my cloak. 

To Edward Hollett (certain wearing apparel). Brother John to be sole 

exeeutor. I give to him and his heirs two hundred acres of land lying in 
I Elizabeth City in Virginia, near Sal ford's Cricke. 

The witnesses were William Brooke, John Slade, Thomas Boudler (by 

mark) & Edward Turfett. Skinner, 65. 

William White of London, linen-draper, 20 August 1622, proved 26 
June 1627. I give and bequeath all my lands in Virginia, with all my 
servants, goods, debts, chattells and whatsoever else I have unto my be- 
loved brother John White of London Esq., whom I constitute and ordain 
to be the sole heir and executor of this my last Will & Testament. The 
witnesses were Erasmus Eerior & John Wade. Skinner, 65. 

[George White, " Minister," was granted 200 acres of land on Nansemond Riv- 
er, June 3, 1635. Head flights: Geo. White, William Moore. John Joyce. Thomas 
Catehman. Va. Land Records, No. 1, p. "210; 100 acres in County of New Nor- 
folk, Aug. 19, 1037. Head Rights : Wife Blanche White, Peter White. Zioh. Tay- 
lor, No. 1, p. 458 ; 150 acres do. do. Head Rights : George White, William Moore, 
John Joyce, Thomas Catehman, No. 1, p. 459; 300 acres in upper county of New 
Norfolk, March 6, 1633, No. I, p. 5S9 ; John White was granted 50 acres in upper 
county of New Norfolk, June 10, 1039, No. 1, p. 659. James White and John 
Richeson 200 acres in Mobjack bay, Aug. 15, 1012, No. 1, p. 810 — R. A. Brock:.] 

William Safer of Surrey gentleman, 1 December, 1627, proved 7 
December 1627. House & lands in Lambeth to nephew Christopher Saker 
if he live to be of the age of one & twenty years. If he die before then 
my cousin John Rayner and his heirs shall have the same. To niece Dor- 
othy Saker one hundred & fifty pounds. 

Item, I give my servant Thomas Gregory, if he return alive out of Vir- 
ginia into England, fifty pounds. To Mrs Machett a piece of plate, which 
she bath in her custody, of the fashion of a cock, and to Mr Machett two 
hundred weight of my Virginia Tobacco, to the end he may be assisting to 
my executors. To M r Thomas Clarke ten pounds & to air John Upton 
the elder fifteen pounds which he owes me and five pou -.ids to buy him a 
ring. My executors to be Sir Thomas Jay of the Precinct of Blackfriars, 
London, Knight, and Nathaniel Finch of Gray's Inn. Wit : G. Hastings 
& Benjamin Jeay. Skinner, 117. 

Paul de Rkuoiue. gentleman, born in Savoye, at present in London, 
sick in bed, 30 November 1627, proved 18 December 1627. Small legacy 
to a servant. All the rest to good friend Alexander Toriano, minister of 
the Italian church, who is appointed executor. Skinner, 118. 

[This surname was borne by the ancestors of Paul Revere of Boston , of Revolu tioua- 
ry fame, whose grandfather, Gilbert Rivoire, a Huguenot, emigrated from St. Fey, 
in France, and settled in the island of Guernsey. Apollos de Rivoire, son of Gil- 
bert, at the age of thirteen was sent to Boston to learn the trade of a goldsmith. 
Here he changed his name to Paul Revcve, married and settled. His oldest son 
Paul, above named, was born Dec. 21, 1734, O. S., Jan. 1, 173,5, N. S., and died 
May 10, 1818.— £. H. Goss, of Melrose, Mass.] 

Mary Symes, now of Beamister, late of Poorstock, in county Dorset, 
widow, 7 Jims 1786, proved 17 November 1738. To be buried in the 
Church Yard or' Poorstock at the end of the chancell there, near my late 

64 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [Jan. 

son in law M r Bendle deceased, and to the Parson or Vicar of the same 
parish two guineas for the breaking the ground for ray grave and burying 
me. I give unto my grand son Richard Chichester, 1 now in Virginia (son of 
my late daughter Elizabeth Chichester deceased) one Bond for one hun- 
dred & thirty pounds lately given or entered into by son Chilcott Symes to 
me and all the moneys, principal & interest now due or to grow due on the 
same. To John Chichester (sou of the said Richard Chichester) eighty 
pounds sterling within one year next after my decease, and in case he shall 
riot then have attained his age of one & twenty years it shall be paid to 
his said father in trust for him. To Elizabeth Beer widow and relict of 
Francis Beer late of Long Bredy, in said County of Dorset, deceased, thir- 
ty pounds sterling, in one year, &c. To M r8 Elizabeth Foster, wife of 
Mr. John Foster of West Milton in the said county, maltster, ten pounds 
sterling in one year, &c. To my old servant Grace Moores the sum of 
five pounds sterling. It is my will that in case any right or thing shall 
happen or accrue to me from or out of the personal estate or effects of my 
late uncle George Richards Esq., deceased, that the same shall go and be 
equally divided between my said son Chilcott Symes, my daughter Mary 
Symes (wife of M r Arthur Symes of Beamister aforesaid) and my said 
grandson Richard Chichester. The residue to said son Chilcott & daugh- 
ter Mary, equally to be divided between them ; and I appoint them jointly 
to be executor & executrix. Wit: Merfield Cox & Richard Hussey. 

In a codicil, of same day, she directs that her silver tankard be exchang- 
ed or converted into a flagon or other necessary piece of plate for the com- 
munion service of the parishioners of the said parish of Poorstock. To 
Dinah, wife of John Darby of Loscombe, Dorothy, wife of John Bailey of 
Poorstock, tayior, Mary Courtenay, wife of John Courtenay of Poorstock, 

blacksmith, and Anne wife of , formerly Anne Wench, one guinea 

apiece. Brodrepp, 272. 

[ l William Chichester was granted 220 acres of land in Lower Norfolk County. Va. , 
Sept. 14, 1667. Va. Land Records, No. 6, p. 220. The name is extensively repre- 
sented in Virginia.— R. A. Brock.] 

Anne No yes, of Cholderton, in the County of Wilts, widow, 18 March, 
1655, proved 20 April, 1658, by Robert Rede, sole e xecutor named in the will. 
To James Noyes and Nicholas Noyes, my two sons, now in New England, 
twelve pence apiece and to such children as they have living twelve oence 
apiece. To son-in-law Thomas Kent of upper Wallop twelve pence, to his 
wife five shillings and to their children twelve pence apiece. To Robert 
Read of East Chohlerton, in County of Southampton, gentleman, all the 
rest & residue, and I ordain that the said Robert Rede shall be sole ex- 

The witnesses were John Tesdale and T. Tesdale. ■ "Woo t ton, 130. 

[Mrs. Anne Noyes, the testator, was, as her giundson the R( 
Salem states, ~ 

1887.] Ezekiel Cheever. 65 

Notes on Abstracts previously ■printed. 

George Ludlowe (ante, vol. xl. p. 300). 

[In. a note on Uoiier Ludlow, in the July number of the Register, it is stated that 
he went to Virginia about 1054. This assertion was doubtless made on the author- 
ity of Dr. Trumbull (Hist, of Conn. i. 218), and he based it on what he found in 
the New Haven records. Ludlow had hired a vessel to transport himself and fami- 
ly to Virginia, probably intending to take shipping there for England; for a MS, 
Roger Wolcott expressly says that Ludlow returned to England, and a deposition of 
John Webster, dated Dec. 18, 1660, in the Conn. Archives, speaks of " the time 
that Mr. Ludlow went for old England." If one will examine the printed N. Ha- 
ven Colonial Records, ii. 69-7-1. he will find nothing to show that Ludlow went to 
Virginia, but rather the contrary ; for Manning, the captain of the vessel Ludlow 
had hired, was arrested for illicit trading with the Dutch, and upon trial, being 
found guilty, his vessel, in spite of Ludlow's protests was declared by the court to 
be a lawful prize, and ordered to be sold Si by an inch of candell, he that offers 
most to have her." — Charles L. Hoadly, of Hartford, Conn.] 


By John T. Hassam, A.M., of Boston, Mass. 

SINCE the publication by me of the articles entitled " Ezekiel 
Cheever and Some of his Descendants," in the Registek for 
April, 1879 (xxxiii. 1G4) and April, 1884 (xxxviii. 170), many 
additional facts concerning him have been discovered, a brief state- 
ment of which may perhaps not be out of place in the present num- 
ber. Through the kindness of Mr. Waters, I have lately received 
from Mr. Arthur William Lockhnrt, Steward, &C, of Christ's Hos- 
pital, London, extracts from the Hospital Records, and a copy of his 
"List of Exhibitioners sent to the Universities of Oxford and Cam- 
bridge from Christ's Hospital, 1566-1885.'"' The second edition 
of this exceedingly valuable and interesting work complied by Mr. 
Lockhart, was printed for the Governors of the Hospital in 1885, 
and it brings to light matter hitherto unknown to us. In the Chi!- 
dren's Register, the record of Cheever's admission to Christ's Hospi- 
tal appears in these words : 

" 1620. Aprill 3. Ezechiell Cheerier of 10 years sonne of William Chee- 
uer Skinner is admitted from St. Andrews kubberd." 

His discharge is as follows : 

4i 1G33. Aprill 27 th . Ezechiell Cbeeuver pref&irred to the Yniuersity of 

In Dr. William Bennett's copy of the Register of Emmanuel Col- 
lege, Cambridge, extracts from which were contributed by the Rev. 
Edward Everett Hale to the Proceedings of the Mass. • Historical 
Society for November, 1882 (xx. 22), is the following entry : 

" 1632-33. Jan, 12. Ezekiel Cheever. Sizar. Middlesex." 

66 JSzehiel Chcever. [Jan. 

The will of the Rev. Ezeldel. Culver well, the Puritan divine and 
author, which was probated in London, 9 May, 1631, an abstract 
of which Mr. Waters has published in the Register for October, 
1884 (xxxviii. 427), contains the following legacy : 

" Item to Margaret Chevers, for herself and her son Ezekiell, ten 

The testator further says : 

" All my Latin books I will to be divided in three parts, equally as may 
be, and then, by lot, to give to Nicholas Piccard one lot, to Josias Wilson 
another lot, a third lot to Ezekiell Cheuers." 

Investigations now making in England, by Mr. Waters, into the 
history of the Cheever family, are not as yet completed, but they 
promise to be of exceptional interest. He notes it as a singular 
fact, that not only Ezekiel Cheever, the famous master of the Boston 
Latin School, but also his contemporary Elijah Corlet,* r that 
memorable old schoolmaster in Cambridge," of whom Cotton Mather 

" Tis Corlet's pains, & Cheever's, we must own, 
That thou, New England, art not Scythia grown," 

should both have been "Blue Coat Boys." 

A hitherto unpublished letter of Ezekiel Cheever to the Rev. Pe- 
ter Prudden, of Milford, is now in the possession of Henry J. Prud- 
den, Esq., of New Haven, Conn., a lineal descendant of the latter. 
It is in the beautiful handwriting of Ezekiel Cheever, and is in a 
good state of preservation except that the paper is slightly torn in 
one place, which occasions the loss of a few words. It is dated Ip- 
swich, Mass., 5: 16 : 1651, and relates to the troubles with the 
Church in New Haven and his trial before that Church, an account 
of which was published in the Collections of the Conn. Hist. Society 
I. 22-51. By the kind permission of Mr. Prudden the letter is 
now printed verbatim. 

Reverend & Worthy S r 

I understand by M r3 Wakemans letter that y u are now in y e Bay, w r hieh 
gives me opportunity of presenting a few lines to you, to acquaint y u with 
y e grounds of my wrighting to y e Church as I did, & my private letter to 

* Mr. Lockhart gives us many interesting particulars concerning Corlet. By an entry 
of 17 June, 1618. it appears that lie was then eight and a half years old, and " is to be ad- 
mitted against Easter next at the request of the Right Hon. Sir Francis Bacon, Knt, 
Lord Chancellor of England." The Hospital's Register gives this record of Ins admission, 
" 1G19. Aprill 05. Elias Corlet of 9 yeares sonne of Henry Corlett Waxchandlcr at y e request 
ofy e right hon le S* Nic° Bacon lord Channceller." His discharge isin the following -words: 
" 1626 Octob the 11 Elias Corlet is this day taken & discharged from this house by M r 
John Stockton Preacher of gods word In the parridi of St. Andrews Vndershaft." Al- 
though the date of his preferment to the University is not given, a minute in the Hospital's 
Court Cook of Feb. 9th, 1035, states that he was " so'metymc a poor Orphant brought up in 
this house," that he had "taken the degree of Batchellor of Art- in the University of Ox- 
ford," and " had betaken himself to rise teaching of Schollers in the Townc of ftVamling- 
hamc in county of Suffolkc." He seems to have hid occasional engagements in Lady 
Ramsey's Free Grammar School at Ilalstead iu Essex, and he was admitted to the master- 
ship of that school 3d June, 1G3G. 

1887.] Ezeldel Cheever. 67 

M r Atwater, of which last M T Davenport, or y e Elders joyutly have wrote 
to y c R. M* Rogers, & M r Norton here, that it is distasted by y e planta- 
tions about them. M r Higginson hath beene here since, who saves no such 
thing. I am represented, & interpreted at N. Haven to deale guilefully, & 
to speake one thing in my writing to y e Ch: another in my private letter. 
For my letter to y c Church it was drawne by y e advice & approbation of 
y e R. M r Rogers, & M* JNorton, to whom I have constantly opened my 
mind fully, that I could not justify y e Ch : censure, & being jealous of 
what came to passe, I expressed to them my feare of using any expressions 
that might give them occasion so to thinke, & they apprehended with my- 
selfe, both then, & do so still, y* there is no expression in my letter that doth 
in a true Gramaticall or Logicall construction hold forth any justification of 
y e Ch: censure. And indeede they & my selfe did apprehend y a Ch: would 
not require it of me, from an expression in a letter from y e Ch : subscribed 
by M r Hooke, & M r Newman, thus [for this cause y e brethren judge it 
necessary, that either he justify y e ch : censure, or at least judge himselfe for 
condemning it] this last I choose, & could willingly doe, & being willing 
to aggravate it as much as I could, & to carry it in a peaceable way, I said 
thus, I acknowledge my sin in unjust, disorderly condemning y c censure; 
w ch I conceive is true, it was unjust for me in y' way & maimer as I did 
before legall conviction to censure y e Church : The Elders here have 
wrote to free me from any guile, & Mr. Higginson told me, they told him, 
they must take it upon themselves. Now for my wrighting to M 1 Atwa- 
ter, y l I did not justify y c censure, & giving him liberty to declare it if need 
were ; it was upon this ground. I had intimation from a friend it was 
much looked at, y* I should justify y e Ch: censure, & reported as if I must, 
or did, so I feared, they might take occasion, if any could be found from 
my writing, to apprehend I justified y e Ch: censure y l then 

they would presse hard upon some, whose consciences 

. . . . not justify it: therefore y* y e truth might not surfer, & I be 
abused as an instrument in it, nor any friend of mine unjustly for my sake, 
I was willing to beare the burden of it my selfe, & y* y c truth might be un- 
derstood : You will say, why did I not rather write plainly to y e Ch:? 
I answer, for peace sake. I knew it would not be borne. I did not cer- 
tainly know, y e thing would come in question, but would be let fall on both 
sides for peace sake, & had I then openly expressed my sel e, it would have 
beene taken for an open opposition of them, & needlesse striving contention 
For because I did but use this expression in my confession prepared fory e 
Church, & sent to M r Davenport in y e Bay for his advice. [I am sorry there 
should remaine any difference betweeney 6 Ch: & my selfe, but am willing to 
hearken to any meanes of conviction] &c. M r Davenport much distasted 
it, saying Cui bono is such an expression, & that a man coming to hold 
forth repentance to y -0 Church should make an open profession of difference, 
was not to be borne, & y* y e Ch : would impute it to my pride &c. Had I 
now done so, he might justly have replied, w 6 needed mentioning this, but for 
contention, did not y e Church open a doore & a faire way for you, in their 
former expression, not requiring any such thing at your hand. My aimes 
& ends were good to attaine y* which is obtained by it, & I do not yet see 
y r I have broke any rule in it; if your selfe judge otherwise, I shall thank- 
fully receive any light from you. Had T not written to M r Atwater, y e 
truth had suffered, & I had beene delivered but upon such termes as I never 
did desire it, & therefore laid in to prevent it, though I conceive I gave no 
just occasion to y e Ch : so to thinke, & had beene blamelesse in y* particular. 

(jS Iiev. John Allen, First Minister of Dedham. [Jan. 

I entreat y n to conceale my wrighting to y u , & repose in you. for it, know- 
ing it will be offensive, yet withall to put forth a helping hand for my de- 
liverance if it lye in your power; for I know not what to doe more to y e 
Ch : & I thinke few or none will advise me to do what they require of me. 
I pray enforme my friends at N. II. how it stands, for I perceive they 
are not desirous of any letters from me, & therefore I do forbeare, only en- 
treating y u to deliver this enclosed to M rs Wakenian about my child. 
Thus beseeching your prayers, I am 

An afflicted outcast 
Ipswitch 5: 16:51. E. Cheevek. 


To the Reverend his much 

esteemed friend M r Peter 

Prudden Pastour of 

y e Church of Christ 

at 31 il ford these 




By Prof. William P. Allen, Madison, Wis. 

T"*vR. LAMSON, in a note to the sermon preached upon the fortieth 
\_y anniversary of his ordination, published in 1850 (p. 46), says : ki I 
despair of ever being able to clear up the English part of the history of 
John Allin of Dedham." At this time just two facts were known with 
certainty in regard to his life in England. First, his birth in 1596 (Ma- 
ther's Magnalia, Hi. p. 132-3). Secondly, the birch of his eldest son, Rev. 
John Allin, of Rye, Sussex, a graduate of Harvard College of the year 
1643. The fact of his birth at Wrentham, Suffolk, Oct. io, 1623, was 
known from a Scheme of Nativity, which reads as follows: Joannes, Jilius 
Joannis et Mar gar etce Allin, natus est apud Wren l ham, 'Suffolciaz, Get. 13°, 
15 h . 14'. 00". 3<r'. p.m. Anno 1623.* This has led to the assertion that 
John Allin the father lived at Wrentham at this time, and was clergyman 
of that parish. This, however, was not the case, as will be shown present- 
ly. Rev. John Phillip, who also came to Dedham, was the clergyman of 
Wrentham, where he was settled in 1609, and deprived in 1G38. 

Dr. Lamson inclines to the belief that he was settled iu Ipswich, where 
it is known that a clergyman of his name was silenced by Bishop Wren iu 
1637, and afterwards emigrated to America; and this statement is posi- 
tively made by Dr. A. B. Grosart, in the article relative to John Allen, in 
the first volume of the English Biographical Dictionary, edited by Leslie Ste- 
phen, published in 1885. Dr. Grosart is not, however, able to tell me upon 
what authority he made this statement. It is entirely probable in itself, 
and I can find no mention of any other Rev. John Alien who came to this 
country at that time. I learn from Rev. G. II. Evelyn White, of Ipswich, 
that Rev. John Allen was instituted at the Church of St. Mary at the Quay 

* Thi3 nativity may be found in full in a paper upon Rev. John Allin, of Rye. by T. W. 
W, Smart, Sussex Archaeological Collection.-:, voJ. xxxi. (1831), 

1837.] Rev. John Allen, First Minister of Dedham. 69 

in that town in 1G20; but lie can find no record of the date of his leaving. 
As onr John Allin was born in 1596, this date, 1620, was the earliest at 
which he could have been instituted ; the probability is therefore very great 
that this was the man. 

I find in the Parish Register of Wrentham the marriage of John Allen 
and Margaret Morsse, Oct. 10, 1622, and I have learned from the late 
Rev. John Browne, of Wrentham, that this register contains also the bap- 
tism (which I overlooked) of " John Allen, son of Mr. John Alien of Den- 
ton and Margaret his wife," Oct. 24, 1623. This is certainly our man; 
but how reconcile his residence at Denton (a village near the southern border 
of Norfolk, only a few miles from Wrentham) with his settlement at Ip- 
swich ? The name Allen does not occur in the list of rectors of Denton. 
It was once believed that this was the John Allen, son of Robert Allen, 
I of llawley, Oxfordshire, who matriculated at Magdalen College, Oxford, 
in 1C23. But this is impossible, as his eldest son was bom in this year. 
Mr. White, reminding me that Cambridge was the Puritan University, and 
Cains (pr. Keys) the East Anglian College, advised me to consult the 
matriculation lists of that college. In these we read : " Allen, John, of 
Colby, Norfolk, son of Reginald Alien, gent. ; School, North Walsham, 
under Mr. Tyllas, three years. Age 16. Admitted Scholar, litt. grat., 
April 27, 1612. Tutor and surety*, Mr. Thomas Weathereli, fellow" 
(p. 121 of proof-sheets of the Admission Register now in pressf"). The 
University records give John Allen of Caius College, A.B. 1615; A.M. 
1610. These dates correspond perfectly with the age of our John Allin. 
Colby is a parish in Norfolk, at some distance north-east of Norwich ; 
and North Walsham is near it. The termination hy, it is well known, in- 
dicates a Danish settlement, and it is an interesting fact that Allen is a Da- 
nish name. The most distinguished Danish historian of the present centu- 
ry is C. F. Allen, 

I will now give these dates in chronological order, giving those in italics 
of which it cannot be considered absolutely proved that they belong to John. 
Allin of Dedham. 

1596. Bora. 

If. 12. Admitted to Cents College. 

1615. Took bachelor" s degree. 

1619. Took master's decree. 

1620. Instituted at Ipswich. 

1622. Oct: 10. Married at Wrentham. 

1623. Oct. 13. Birth of eldest son at Wrentham. 

'*.. '* 24. Baptism ' 4 " , he residing at Denton. 
1637. Ejected by Bishop Wren. 

This is probably all that can be learned iu relation to him without a visit 
to Denton, Colby and North Walsham. 

I wish to express my special obligations to the following gentlemen who, 
with characteristic English courtesy, have done all in their power to assist 
me : Rev. C. II. Evelyn White, of Ipswich; Rev. Jos. Abbott and Rev. 
John Browne (since deceased), of Wrentham ; Dr. Charles Waldstein, of 
Cambridge ; and others. 

* i. e. for the payments to the College. 

f See Register for October, 1S86, p. 3 of cover. 

VOL. XLl. 

70 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [Jan. 


Communicated by the Rev. George M. Bodge, A.M.. of East Boston. Mass. 
{"Continued from vol. xl. pitge 406.] 

No. XVII. 

Capt, William Tuknee and his Men. 
TXjTILLIAM TURNER came from Dartmouth in South Devon- 
i ? shire to Dorchester, Massachusetts ; admitted to the church 
;♦ in 1642; freeman May 10th, 1643. Is in a list of owners of 

certain pasture lands there in 1646. Was chosen bailiff of the town 
in 1661 ; signed a petition of the inhabitants of Dorchester in 1664. 
He probably moved to Boston in the latter part of 1664, as he was 
one of t\\Q original members of the First Baptist Church gathered 
in Boston May 28th, 1665. The chief members of this church at 
the start were, Thomas Gould, the elder and preacher, who with his 
son-in-law Thomas Osborne, withdrew from the first church in 
Charlestown ; Edward Drinker and John George who had IWqcI in 
the country many years but had not joined any church ; Mr. Turner 
and Robert Lambert had belonged to Mr. Stead's church in Dart- 
mouth before coming to this country ; Richard Goodall and Mary 
his wife were from Mr. Kiffin's church in London, and these, with 
Mary Newell, made up the original membership of the church. To 
these wtre soon joined John Farnham, Isaac Hull, Jacob Barney, 
John Russell Jr., John Johnson, George Farlow, Seth Swestsir, 
Benjamin Sweetsirand his wife, and Mrs. Osborne, wife of Thomas. 
For some time after the church was gathered, they met quietly at the 
house of Edward Drinker at Charlestown, without any interference 
from the authorities, partly, it is probable, because the Royal Com- 
missioners were in Boston at the time, and would not countenance any 
rigorous measures by those who had clamored so loudly against reli- 
gious intolerance at home, but chiefly for want of a leader in the per- 
secution. The church at Charlestown, finally in July, 1665, excom- 
municated those members who had withdrawn from them ; and in the 
following September they were summoned to appear before the Court 
of Assistants to answer for their heresies, and, after hearing their con- 
fession of faith, this Court charged them to desist from their "schis- 
matical practice." Because they did not cease from their practice of 
separate worship as usual, they were summoned before the General 
Court, Oct. 11, which convicted them of " high presumption against 
the Lord and his holy appointments, as well as the peace of thus Gov- 
ernment," and the said Thomas Gould, William Turner, Thomas Os- 
borne, Edward Drinker and John George, such of them as were free- 
men, were sentenced to be disfranchised, and upon conviction of fur- 

1887.1 Soldiers in Kinq Philip's War. 71 

ther pursuit of their practices, before any one magistrate, were to be 
commited to prison till further order from the General Court. April 
17, 16(56, Gould, Osborne and George were presented and fi 
and refusing to pay, or enter their bond to desist from '.. >1 ling their 
meetings, and absenting themselves from the regular service, were 
cast into prison. At the next session of Assistants. September 11th, 
they were allowed to pay their fines and charges of the Court, and be 
set at liberty, but with the old sentence still hanging over them. 
And the persecution went on with much the same method, until the 
Court of Assistants met, March 3d, 1668, and summoned the 
"Anabaptists'" to a public "hearing" or disputation, noon April 
14th, to answer for then- "presumptuous and- turbulent " conduct. 
This notable meeting was held in Boston on the 14th and loth of 
April, before a "mighty concourse" of people. The leading men 
in Mr. Clarke's church at Xewport, were sent to help their brethren, 
and arrived in Boston three days before the dispute. The Baj tista 
seem to have had the best of the argument, in the main, and the 
favor of popular sympathy; but the magistrates overbore all consid- 
erations, and, supported by the more bigoted of the clergy, demand- 
ed absolute obedience to their authority ; and at the next meeting of 
the "Assembly " action was taken to expel from the colony. " Tho- 
mas Gould, "William Turner and John Famum, Senior, obstin vi- 
and turbulent Anabaptists," who R have combined themselves with 
others in a pretended church estate, without the knowledge or the 
approbation of the authority here established, to the great grief and 
offence of the godly orthodox." &c. The above-named men were 
given until July 20th to get out of the colony, and if found within 
its limits arter that date were to be imprisoned. It is evident that 
they did not leave the colony, and were imprisoned soon after the 
expiration of their probation. 

In the Massachusetts Archives many valuable papers are preserv- 
ed relating to this Anabaptist controversy. And in Volume X. p. 
-20 is a letter from Gould. Farnham and Turner, dated in prison, 
October 14, 1668, stating that it is the " twekth week of their im- 
prisonment."' There was a wide-spread popular feeling against the 
action or' the magistrates who carried this persecution with such a 
high hand ; and a petition was presented to the Court in behalf of 
the prisoners, signed by many prominent names ot the colony, sev- 
enty or more being signed. The house of deputies, it seems, favor- 
ed the granting of the petition, but the magistrates overruled and 
refused, and summoned many of the prominent signers to a; ear 
and answer for their contempt of the Court in signing the petition. 
I think the prisoners were liberated during the winter, probably on 
condition of "good behavior." Capt. Turner was imprisoned ag u, 
evidently under the old sentence, and it is likely for breaking the 
conditions of his release. Several complaints were brought uy) against 
him, the chief of which seems to have been, in this last case, that 


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he would not present his child at church for baptism. The follow- 
ing letter gives some idea of the man and his condition : 

Letter of William Turner to the General Court. 

To the honored General Court now sitting at boston the humble address 
of Will: Turner now prisoner at boston humbly sheweth 

That whereas it hath pleased some of the honored maistrates to issue 
out A warrant for the apprehending of my body and Committing mee to 
prison, and there to remayne according to A sentence of A general Court 
the 29 th of April 1668 your poore prisoner doth therefore humbly beseech 
you to consider that by vertue of that sentence I- have already suffered 
Above thirty weekes imprisonment and that A whole winter season which 
was a greate prejudice to my health and distraction to my poore family & 
which I hope this honored [Court] will consider with the weaknes of my 
body and the extremity of lying in prison in A cold winter whitch may be 
to the utter mine of my beadles family: And withal to consider my read- 
ines to serve thus Country to the uttermost of my ability in all civill things: 
The maine difference being only in faith and order of which God only can 
satisiie A poore soul : Thus hoping this honored Court will take it into 
their serious Consideration and extend their mercy as becomes the servants 
of Christ I shal leave both my state and condition and honored Court to the 
wise disposing of the Almighty, remaining yours to serve you in all faith- 
fulness to my power. Will: Turner. 

boston prison this 27 of 8 th mo: 1670 
Mass. Archives, Yol. X. p. 228. 

The deputies submitted this to the magistrates, who were un- 

It is not known whether any action resulted from this letter, but 
at a Court held at Boston, March 2d, 1669, a petition was present- 
ed from Gould and Turner, then in prison, for release, and they 
were allowed rT three days" to visit their families, and then to be 
returned to prison. Soon after this many and very earnest let- 
ters were received from prominent orthodox ministers in England, 
deprecating these rigorous measures of the magistrates, as against 
the scriptures and directly prejudicial to the interests of the church in 
America and to dissenting churches everywhere. The prisoners 
were probably released some time in the summer of 1669, and soon 
after Mr. Gould took up his residence permanently at " Noddle's 
Island," and there the Baptists thereafter held their meetings, and 
the First Baptist Church in Boston dates from the first removal of 
Gould to Noddle's Island, supposed to be in 1668, though Mr. Wil- 
liam II. Sumner, in his History of East Boston, says Gould had re- 
sided there for several years previously. On November 30th, 1670, 
Mr. Edward Drinker, in a letter to Mr. Clarke and Ids church at 
Newport, says : " At this present our dear brother William Turner, 
a prisoner for the Lord's cause in Boston has some good experience, 
&c. &c. both he and brother Gould were to be taken up but only 
brother Turner is yet taken and has been about a month in prison." 

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Gould was not yet taken because the magistrates waited to take him. 
in Boston, and " he came not over." He speaks bitterly of Gov. 
Bellim>ham and the magistrates, but in terms of gratitude of Messrs. 
Oxenbridge and Allen of the First Church, in Boston for their earn- 
est endeavors to help the Baptists in their troubles, and says that all 
the deputies voted to release the prisoners, but that the magistrates 
''carry all before them." He says in the closing part of his letter, 
" Brother Turner's family is very weakly and himself too. I fear 
he will not trouble them long ; only this is our comfort, we hear if 
he dies in prison, they say they will bury him," Ccc. The reply to 
j this letter was addressed " Unto the Church of Jesus Christ, meeting 
j on Noddle's Island in New England." In December, 1671, Benja- 
| min Sweetser, of Charles town, writes to Newport that " brother 
j Turner has been near to death but through mercy is revived, and so 
I is our pastor Gould." The letter indicates that they are now at lib- 
j erty, but that the persecution is being stirred up again, &c. 

Upon the death of Gov. Bellingham, December 7, 1672, active 
hostilities ceased, and the election of John Leverett as g^ernor in 
May, 1673, secured them from public persecution so long as he re- 
■ mained in office. 

This somewhat long digression may be partially justified by Capt. 
| Turner's connection with it, and by its evidence of the relations of 
| magistrates, deputies and people in the times just preceding the In- 
| dian war. Capt. Turner was a tailor by trade, and he plied that 
; vocation in Boston during these years, 1664-'75. There is no rec- 
ord that. I can find of his marriage or of the births or baptism of his 
i children, except the following items. 

Capt. Turner belonged to the church in Dorchester in 1642, and 
j Patience Turner was baptized there 10: 9rno: 1644, and may have 
been his child. There is nothing in the record that indicates the re- 
; lationship, but in 1665 to " William Turner and Frances " in Boston 
| was born a daughter, who was named "Prudence" (the child prob- 
ably whom he refused to present for baptism), and the similarity of 
these names, and indications that Mercy Turner was another of his 
family, is fairly good evidence that these were the daughters of whom 
he speaks in his will, which he made February 16th, 1675-6, just 
before leaving home for his march to the Connecticut River. He 
speaks of sons and daughters, but does not mention names. Mary, 
his wife at that time, had been the widow of Key Alsop, and mar- 
ried Capt. Turner probably about 1672-3. In his letter from pri- 
son, in October, 1670, he refers to his " headles " family, and I 
infer that his wife Frances had died previous to that. William, of 
his company, was his son, and probably Joshua, Thomas and Jo- 
seph. Some account of these and their descendants will be given at 
the close of this article. 

Mr. Backus, in the first volume of his history, page 335, has a 
j note, of which he says : " The copy of Mr. Russell's Narrative that 

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74 Soldiers in King Philip s War. [Jan. 

I am favored with came out of his (i. e. Mr. Cullender's) family, 
and in it is a manuscript note in the margin, against Mr. Russell's 
account of Mr. Turner, which says " : 

" In the beginning of the war, William Turner gathered a company of 
volunteers, but was denied a commission and discouraged, because the chief 
of the company were Anabaptists. Afterwards, when the war grew more 
general and destructive, and the country in very great distress, having di- 
vers towns burnt, and many men slain, then he was desired to accept a 
commission. He complained it was too late, his men on whom he could 
confide being scattered ; however, was moved to accept." 

I have found no official record or notice of the organization of 
Capt. Turner's company, but below are his own official lists, the 
first taken at Medfiekl on February 2 2d (the next day after the par- 
tial destruction of that town), and lie reports this list of the compa- 
ny, "as they came out of Boston," showing February 21st as the 
most probable date of his marching. It is evident that his men 
were not all volunteers, as many were "cleared" upon their arrival 
at Marlborough, and some were on the list of "impressed " men. 

From Medfiekl his company marched to Marlborough, whither all 
the English troops were now ordered for the organization of the 
army about to take the field. The lists of the company are below 
and explain themselves, and also show that the army marched from 
Marlborough, February 29th, to Quabaog (Brookfield), and thence, 
on March 4th. The movements of the army under Major Savage 
were related in No. IV. of this series. Capt. Turner received at 
Marlborough, from the companies of Capts. Wads worth and Rey- 
nolds, thirty-five men, giving him about eighty in his comnanv. 
March 4th, Capt. Turner marched from Quabaog with a company 
of seventy men, as he left ten men at that garrison on that day. 

It will be remembered that on the retreat of the Xarragansetfs in 
January, many of them were scattered among the Nipmucks in vari- 
ous places, and two large bodies of these, mingled with local tribes, 
were gathered, one at Memenimisset (the chief town and strong- 
hold of the Xipmucks) and another near " Wachuset Hill." At Qua- 
baog the army was reinforced by the Connecticut companies under 
Major Treat, and after several days spent in vain search for the In- 
dians, at last struck the trail of a large body of the enemy, but too 
late to prevent their escape beyond the Paquayag River, to which 
our cavalry pursued them. Thus the army was led to pass by un- 
disturbed, and leave behind it a great body of the enemy at Wachu- 
set. This was contrary to their purpose and against the urgent ad- 
vice of their friendly Indian scouts, but it seemed best to their com- 
manders (after they had been led so far from Quabaog, and with 
such large numbers of the Indians driven before them, who mio-ht 
form a junction with the western Indians and fall upon the valley- 
plantations at once) to march forward to the towns upon the River, 

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where they arrived on March 8th. Major Savage found that there 
were indications of large numbers of Indians in the vicinity, and 
immediately disposed his forces for the defence of the several towns. 
Capt. Turner was sent across the river to Northampton for the de- 
fence of that town. The inhabitants had placed "palisadoes" about 
their village f " for their better security," and two companies of Connec- 
ticut men under Major Treat joined Capt. Turner's company proba- 
bly on the 13th, as the Indians were amazed to find the town full of 
English soldiers, when, early in the morning of March 1 1th, they 
made a vigorous and combined assault. Gathering about the town in 
the darkness undiscovered, and breaking through the palisades in 
three places, they crept in and close about the houses, and there seem 
to have been no guards or night-watch, and the first intimation of the 
enemies' presence was their furious attack upon several houses. 
They succeeded in setting lire to ten before the sleeping garrison could 
be roused ; but when the Indians realized their situation, and found 
themselves confronted with three strong companies instead of a de- 
fenceless hamlet, they turned and rushed headlong to the breaches 
they had made in the palisades, panic-stricken to find themselves in 
a trap, and in their frantic crowding to get out were confronted with 
the troops, and many were shot down by ours, at the gaps, inside. 
Eleven of their dead were left. Five of the English known to have 
been killed, were Robert Bartlett, Thomas Ilolton, and Mary Earle 
of Northampton, James McRenell (or Macranell) and Increas 
Whetstone of Capt. Turner's company. The following extract from 
a letter of Rev. John Russell, of lladley, is of interest here. It is 
dated at lladley, March 16th, 1675-6 : 

"Although the Lord hath granted us an interval! of quiet this winter vet 
since y e coming on of y e Spring the warr here is renewed with more strength 
and violence here than in any other part while we remaine for as we had 
intellegen e by the captive who is returned (commonly called ' Speckled 
Tom '), Philip intended with his whole power to come upon these Towns 
and taking them to make his planting place a fort this year at Deerfiekl so 
on y e 11 th instant the enemy to the number of a 1000 d as judged made a 
sudden and violent iruption upon Northampton brake through their works 
in three places & had in reason taken the whole Town had not Providence 
so ordered it y l Maj r Treate was come in with his men within y c night y e 
same evening yet they burned five houses and rive barns, one within the 
fortification, slew five persons wounded five. There are s d to be found 
about a dozen of the enemy slain. Here allso above Deerfield a few miles 
is the great place of their fishing w ch must be expected to afford them their 
provisions for the yere. So that the swarme of them being here and like to 
continue here we must look to feele their utmost rage except the Lord be 
pleased to breake their power. My desire is we may be willing to do or 
surfer live or dy: remuine in or be driven out from o r habitations as the 
Lord o r God would have us and as may be Conducible to y e glorv of his 
name andy e publike weale of his people," &c. &c. 

76 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [Jan. 

The Indians meeting this unexpected repulse at Northampton, 
hastened awav for an assault upon Hatfield, but finding it also de- 
fended by Capt. Closely and his men, they hastily withdrew and 
again attempted to surprise Northampton, hoping, it is likely, that 
the vigilance of the English was relaxed, or a part of the troops 
were drawn off, but finding a ready reception awaiting, they retired 
completely foiled of what was expected to be an easy prey. With 
the exception of an attack upon Westfield a short time after, and 
the assault of a small party upon the people of Longmeadow going 
to Springfield to attend church (affairs to be related in their proper 
order), there was no further demonstration in force while the army 
remained. In the mean time these disasters and their extreme want 
of food began to cause disaffection among the local tribes who had 
no immediate quarrel against the English, and to this was added 
the discouraging fact of the capture and death of Canonchet, chief 
of the Narragansetts, and the real leader now of the confederated 
tribes. The English took advantage of this discouragement and 
opened negotiations looking to a peace, while a price was offered 
for the head of Philip, who promptly retired out of harm's way. 

Capt. Turner and his company were engaged at Northampton and 
the neighboring towns in guarding and fortifying against the ex- 
pected attack of the great body of Indians gathered in the vicinity, 
our troops as well as those of Connecticut being under the general 
command of Major Savage, for an account of whose operations and 
the condition of affairs at this time, see Chap. IV. of this Series, 
Register, Vol. 37, p. 373, letter of the Council to Major Savage, 
dated April 1st. In accordance with these instructions Major Sav- 
age marched home with most of the soldiers that came with him, 
leaving Capt. Turner in charge of the defence of these towns in Cap- 
tain Poole's place, and leaving him one hundred and fifty-one men 
in reg ilar service. These were mostly single men, and very largely 
boys and servants, or appren rices. 

These troops were designed for the defence of the towns, and were 
for garrison duty only, lladley was made headquarters, and a gar- 
rison of fifty-one men was detailed there. Forty-five wer stationed 
at Hatfield, nine were sent to Springfield, and forty-six at North- 
ampton. The following petition and letter explain themselves. 

Petition of Mrs. Mary Tamer. 
To the Honoured Gouvernour <Sc Councill Now Assembled In Boston. 

The Humble petition of Mary Turner wife to W m Turner now in the 
Service of the Country Under Cornand of your Honours, Humbly Sheweth, 

That whereas your poor petitioners husband Voluntarily & frely offered 
him selfe unto & now Is In your Service far from home together with his 
son & servants leaving onely one servant with me which God by his Pro- 
vidence hath bereaved me off soe that I Am at present wholy Almost left 
destitute of maintenance for myselfe which calls uppon me to crave of your 
honours Consideration of my present Condition And order the payment to 

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me of the whole or whatt part your honours think fitt of wages due for the 
time my husband son & servants have ben'e In the Service of the Country 
which shall further Ingage your poor petitioner to pray for As In duty Am 
Bound : the future peace & prosperity of your honours & All the people 
of God In this poor Country. Mary Turner. 

In Ans r to the petion, It is ordered that the Committee of the Anny 
forthwith order the petitioner be payd Seven pounds on y° Account exprest 

Dated at Boston the 21 th of Aprill 1676 

By y e Council Edw c1 Raw-son, Sec ty . 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 68, p. 225. 

Letter of Capt. William Turner. 
Honored Sirs. 

Since the army marcht hence under the Command of major general 
Savage and left mee here by order from your honours : I have not had 
any thing worth sending downe A post: And now having an opportunity 
I thought meete to acquaint your honours that the souldiers here are in 
greate distresse for want of clothing both Linen and Woollen : So I desired 
the Commissaries here to send downe to quabouge to see if there any sup- 
plies : So they brought from thence A few Shirts Stockings Shoes and 
drawers : but not an eighth of what wee want : So that I shall beseech 
your honours to take some speed}' Course for a supply to be sent to the 
Commissaries here for thei[r] [relejeafe : here will want much as the en- 
closed note will show you : . forasmuch as it hath pleased your hon- 
ours to commit the care of [these] townes to my Charge : so I shall be- 
seech your honours that my [wi]fe may have my wages due to mee for to 
supply the wants of my family : for whome I am bound by the lawes of 
god and nature to make provision : And I should be glad if there might be 
some fitter person found for this imploymeut : for I much doubt my weak- 
nes of body and my often infirmities will hardly Sufor mee to doe my duty 
as I ought in this imploymeut : And it would grieve me to be negligent in 
anything that might be for the good of this yeare Country in this day of 
their distress: Therefore shal leave it to your honours Consideration: 
whether some other man may not be litter to be imployed in this place by 
reason of my weaknes of body: I have here sent you those Lists of my 
Company as they came from boston and afterwards from marlborough as 
they Continued to the seventh instant: also an account from the Commis- 
| sary of northamton to that day: I have also sent A List of those Left the 
7 th instant under my Command in these 3 townes: most of them having 
beene here long before my time : Thus hoping your honours will Consider 
so as to send some speedy supply for the souldiers here and also order some- 
thing for the supply of my family in my absence: I shall beg the Lord to 
be your Couuseilour and guide in this time of distracktion and sore trou- 
ble : And remaine yours to serve your honours to the uttmost of my power 
wherein I may. Will: Turner. 

I beseech your honours deliver these lists to whome they may concerne : 
And command the souldiers to make hast backe to their quarters : 

Your honours since y e close of this there is come in a young man taken 
from Springfield at the beginning of last month who informes that the ene- 
my is drawing up all their forces towards the^e townes : and their head 
quarters to be at (Deere) field alias pegunkugg. 

Dated 25 April, 1676. Mass. Archives, Vol. 6S, p. 228. 


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Following are the lists referred to in the letter. The first shows 
the organization of his company until April 7th ; the second list 
shows the disposal of his force for the defence of the towns up to 
April 25th. 

A List of Capt. William Turner's men as they came from Boston and taken 

at Mediield 1G75-G. 

William Turner, Capt. 

Edward Drinker, Lieut. 

William Parsons, ) 

Ezekiel Gilmau, { 

Phellip Squire, 

Thomas Elliot, 

Thomas Barnard, 

James Knott, 

James Verin 

Thomas Chard 

Henry Dawson 

Samuel Davies 

Mark Wood 

Robert Miller 

Jo 11 Cunneball 

Richard Staines 

Joseph Gallop 

Jo a Roberts 

Hoo: Steward 

> Cor pi. 


Jonathan Orris 
W m Turner jr. 
Ephraim Roper 
Jo n Sawdy 
Richard Cheerers 
Josiah Man 
Elias Tyffe 
Robert Seares 
Sam 11 Rawlins 
Samuel Brisantine 
Isaiah Toy 
Rosrer Jones 

Matthias Smith 
Samuel Gallop 
Barthol. Whittwell 
Samuel Judkins 
Richard Knight 
Joseph Preist 
Peaceful Clarke 
Henery Kerby 
Edward Wright 
Phellip Jessop 
Thomas Skinner, Clerk 



John Newton, cleared by the Councill at MedMcld. 
Nathan Adclams, sick at Mediield. 
Robert Briant, wounded, at Dedham. 

A List of them Cleared at Marlborough. 

Henry Timberleggs, Jo 11 Carthew Tamuell Holmes 

Ensigne Thomas Bendy Barnes Parker 

William Wade Jo n Smith ffearnott Shaw 

Clement Hamblinge Joseph Dindy Will™ Robbins 

Jacob Hanson Amos .... James Travis 

Jo 11 Brackenbery Henerie Wright Jo" Jay 
Nathaniel Badcock 

This is a true List of such as came out of Boston w th me as witnesse my 
hand ffeb. the 22 d 1G75-G. Will: Turner. 

Another list follows upon the same paper and is headed, rr A List 
of men as they came from Marlborough ffeb: 213, '75— 6." This 
list is identical with the one above except that Edward Crick 
(Creek) is Ensign in place of Henry Timberleggs (Timberlake) 
cleared as above. 

In the same paper also the following : 



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Rec d these men whose names follow, from Captaine Wadsworth & fro'. 

Capt. Reynolds. 

Phillip Mattoonc, for whome I tooke in exchange John Tkropp at 

Jo n Newman made Corporall 17 March 75-G. 

John Sympole 
Jo a Chappie 
Henery Beresferd 
James Burnell 
Jo' 1 Walker 
Joseph Lamson 
Joseph Bickner 
WilHum Clow 



Solomon Lowd 
William Bos way 
John Glide 
Josiah Lane 
James Hewes 

William Jaques 
William Manley 
George Ripley 
Phill: Sandy 
Diijsforv Sargent 



Jo 11 Bronghton 
Jo 11 Rolestone 
William Jemmison 
Edward Samson 
John Avis 
Joseph Griffin 
Henery Smith 
Sam 11 Phesy (Vesey) 
Joseph Bateman 
James Machrenell kild at 
Hampton March 14 th 

Joseph Lyon 
Richard Francis 

William Hartford 

These were left at Quabaug the 4 th of March 1G75-G. 
Henery Pellington Tho: Brisanton Thomas Chapman 

David Crouter Thomas Stacy Angus tiue John 

John Gromwell Charles Duckworth James Callen 

Richard Sutton 

The Rest continued under my Command till y e 7 th of Aprill att which 
time 4 were left in Hadly by order of y e Councell and part; of the Compa- 
nie marched under the conduct of Lieut. Drinker with Maj. Savage, some 
by order staying with me. Will: Turner. 

Mass. Archives, $8, p. 158. 

A Liste off Souldjers und r the Command off Capt. Will m Turner ffro. the 

7 th of April! 1G7G 

Hadley Souldjers: 
Capt. William Turner 
Serg* John Throppe 

Jo n Chamberlin 
Jo Luddon 
John Presson 
Jo n Bill 

Serg* John Newman 

Corp 1 Joseph Hartshorne Will m Chubb 

Corp 1 Robert Sympson Moses Morga 

W 1Tl Amies 

John Strowbridge 
Sam 11 Sybly 
Thomas Jones 
Robert Coates 
David Hartshorne 
Benj. Poole 
John Uppura 
Simon G rover 
Stephen Grover 
John Pratt 
Thomas Brian t 
Trial i Newbury 
Josuah Phillips 
Benjamin Chamb r lin 

Roger Jones 
Jo" Wiseman 
Phillip Jessop 
Joseph Griilm 
Josiah Man 
Thomas Chard 
John Sheapheard 
Ephraim Roper 
Nicholas Duerell 
Pheliep Cattlin 
Joseph CharmVlin 
Richard Snodin 
Joseph Smith 
Joseph Bodman 

William Torner 

Souldiers sent to the 
Robert Seares 
Sam 11 Rawlins 
John Sawdy 
Jonathan Dunninge 
Samuell Davies 
John ffisher 
Thomas Cobbett 
Thomas Sympkins 
Richard Lever 

Hampton Souldjers 
Serg* Esaiah Toy 
Corp' 1 John Wilde 
John Smith 
John Babson 
John Whiterage 

John Chappie, Drummer Johu Ashdowne 


New England Gleanings. 


John Rolestone 

John Longbury 

John fibster 

John Wattson 

John Chaplin 

John Belcher 

John Stukely 

John Boyde 

John Walker 

John Roberts 

Martin Smith 

Abraham Shaw 

Thomas Roberts 

Richard Hudson 

Samuel Hansford 
Joseph ffowler 

Solomon Lowde 
William Jaquss 
Jacob Burton 
William Smith 
Nicholas Mason 
Phellip Mattoon 
Samuel Soutch 
Thomas Lyon 
Robert Price 
Thomas Pcore 
Peter Bushrodd 
Samuel Phesy 
William Willis 
Thomas Harris 
George Bewiy 
William Howard 
Phellip Lewes 
Will m Hopkins 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 

The last list shows 
the " Falls Fight," w 

William Hunt 
Samu 11 Tyly 
James Barrell 
William Hartforde 
Ephraim Beeres 
Richard Bever 

John Cooke 
John II ix 

John Salter 
Jeremiah Cloather 
John Arnold 
Simon Williams 

John fTiske, left wounded Daniel Clow 

by Capt. Lathroppe 

Hattfielde Souldjers 

Serg* Robert Bard well 

Corp 11 Samuel I Laiue 

Benjamin Barrett 

Hugh Goliko 

Anthony Brfker 

Jo n Largin 

Richard Staines 

Nicholas Gray 

Jo" Allen 

Richard Smith 

William Elliott 

Jo n Wilkins 
John Jones 
Thomas Staines 

Gilbert fforsith 
Benjamin Lathroppe 
Robert Dawes 
Hugh Pike 
Daniel Stearlin 
John Verin 
Jonathan Nicholds 
James Verin 
John Downinge 
Joseph Moring 

Edward Bishoppa 
Henry Raynor 
Samuel! Neale 
Jefferv Jailers 
Hugh Price 
Archebold tforest 
Jabesh Duncan 
John Hughes 
William Batt 
Wallter Hixon 
Jabesh Musgrove 
Matthew Groves 
Anthony Ravenscraft 
James Molt 

Sent to Springfield 
Serg 1 Roger Prosser 
Ely Crow 
Wiil m Briggs 
Jeremiah Norcrosse 
Will" 1 Mitchell 
Timothy ffroglle 
Onesephorus Stanly 
William Crane 
Ilenery Willis 

Richard ffrancis, Clerk, 



the organization of Capt. Turner's force until 
hich will be given in the next number, 

[To be continued.] 



[Continued from vol. xl. page 273.] 

TNDER tlus head we print items furnishing clews to the Eng- 

lish residences of the settlers of New England. 


Tori Court Records, vi. 219. 1717.— William Ilooke, of Salisbury, the 
only surviving son & heir of William Ilooke formerly of Salisbury and late 
of Bristol in Great Britain. 

1887,"] JSfew England Gleanings, 81 

Jd.xW. 110, 1725.— Ralph Lane of y e Island of Barbados March* as 
Executor in trust to the last will & testament of Jacob Willet of y* City of 
London March" lately resident in y e Island of Barbados deed pit vs. Joseph 
Abbot & als. in our County of York In a plea of Partition fur a parcel of 
land at Qaumphegon. 

York Registry, ii. 40 ; 21 July, 1645. — " I Christopher Rogers servant in 
tyrne past unto Sir Fardin Gorges, but now of Pischatuqua Planter." 

Id. ii. 402. — Edward Johnson deposes, 11 June, 10-37, " that little before 
Thomas Gorges Esq r went out of New England w c h was about 13 or 14 
years agoe . . . [he] did give unto his two servants Christopher Rogers & 
Will Davess laud &c. at Yorke." 

Id. ii. 294—20 Nov. 1 072.— William Adams "of ould England" binds 
himself as apprentice for seven years to Thomas "Withers of Piscataqua. 

Id. ii. 110 — 23 Oct. 18 Chas. II.— John Card, of Kittery, cooper, to 
Michael Cowes of Comintiuhead county Devon., assignment of an assigu- 
{ merit of a leasehold in Lower Gabwell in the parish of Conientinhead afore- 
i said, from Georize Best who leased it from Mr A vent & Mr Gilden. 

Id. ii. 107. — Indenture of Apprenticeship ; Joseph Couch, son of Wd- 

! liam Coach in the county of Cornwall to John Bray late of Plimouth in 
} the County of Devon shipwright; and Johane his wife. Executed in Ply- 
! mouth, Eng. 15 Mch. 1G08. 

Id. ii. 36. — Robert Masons Letter to Col. Richard Nichols, dated Lon- 
I don, 3 May 1004. 

i u I have a kinsman Mr Jos. Mason living at Pischataqua, who was for- 
j merly my Agent but by reason of his age is not able any longer to act 
I therein." 

Id. ii. 241, 1660. — Elizabeth Garnesy of Pinhoo county Devon, widow, 
as Administratrix of her deceased husband William, appoints Bennett Oli- 
ver of Coffins Well in said County her attorney to collect claims at the 
j Isles of Shoals. 

Id. 1671. — Said Oliver receipts to William Rogers, cilling him " Ad- 
ministrator of said W m Gayrnesey's estate here in New England." 

Id. ii. 259, 1C06. — John Bowrey of Wappine county Middlesex mariner, 
acknowledges himself indebted to Richard Lockwood of Kittery. 

Id. iv. 53 — 18 March, 1685-6. — Francis Hooke of Kittery recites that 
his wife Mary is the proper heir to an estate in Barbadoes to the value of 

Id. xii. 307 — 7 FeLy 1728. — Sarah Jent, of Boston, widow of Thomas 
Gent late of Boston who was only sou and heir of Elizabeth Jent hereto- 
fore of Dartmouth county Cornwall in Great Britain, relict widow of John 
Jent of the same place. 

Mass. Archives 15, A-7 — Aug. 1GG0. — Jacques Pepin, -sent to Massachu- 
setts by his father who is an Elder in the Protestant Church in Rocheii£e] 
in France petitions for and obtains leave to settle here. 

Coin, hy William M. Sargent, A.3I., of Portland, Mu 

VOL. XLI. 3 

82 JWeto England Gleanings. [J; 



BJc. 1, p. 3, Essex- Prolate Records. — Will of Elinor Robinson late wHow 
in Salem to brother's son Robert Waldron living in Chattford in Hamp- 
shire near Andover in Old England, dated 5 5 m ° 1671. 

Id. p. 13. — Salem June 28, 1G72 inventory of William Caseley of Cock- 
wood in Devonshire who died at sea. 

Id. p. 38.— Will of Jeffery Thistle of Abbotsbury, co. Dorset Eng. but 
at present in New England eldest son Richard T. dan. Joane T. grandch. 
Jeffery, my son Richard's son, son Richard's dau. Mary, dated 29 Oct 1675. 

Id. p. 40 — Will of William Pitcher of Marblehead elder bro. John P.. 
living in England at Kenton, Devon, dated 21 Nov 1G75. 

Id. p. 50. — Nunc. Will of Edw. Wharton, kindred in England. E. W. 
had 2 hros. in Eng. by father & mother, & 1 bro. in Virginia & a sister by 
mother's side. John Winditt was his sister's son. Inv. Mar. 12, 1677-8. 

Essex Probate Records, Bh. ii. p. 79 inv. of Benjamin Bretton Jersey- 
man died at Salem 16 July 1685. 

Id. p. 103. — Will of Oliver Puckers of Marblehead; mother Susanna Ras- 
)ej sister Jane Rasley in old England, only child Oliver at age dated 27 
Apr 1689, wife Jemima. 21 June 1690 probated. 

Book iii. p. 189. — Will of Thomas Arnald of the City of London in 
Thames St. 12 Oct 1630, Cousin Nehemiah Willoughby of Salem my grand- 
father John Tailer of Woppin shipwright also 28 Jan 1694-5 had a will 
and whose executor is John Tailer of Mile End, my brothers Thomas and 
Samuel both deceased. 

Book iv. p. 45. — Will of John Pickman about to sail away dated 23 Aug 
1671. brother Nathaniel Pickman's children brother Samuel Pickman'g 
children brother William Pickman in England's children brother Benja- 
min Pickman's children sister Anne Joons in England, gives to Bethya Arc- 
sard all I had by my late wife Hannah dcc'd 29 June 1683 probated. 

Id. p. 60.— Will of Edrnond Elleat dated 26 Feb 1675-6 wife Elizabeth 
son John at age 17 Mar 1683-4 probated nearest relatives that are 

in England died in Amesbury. 

Id. p. 95. — Will of John Peach Senior of Marblehead John Squire my 
sister's son in Barbadoes brother Thomas's widow To sister Margaret's 
children land in England, rents etc in hands of my cousin John Minson of 
Simeborough cousin William Peach's sous John and Thomas cousin John 
Legg cousin William Hines and his wife Abigail, gives to Margaret Dalli- 
war daughter of my cousin Peter Dalliwar cousin Joseph Dalliwar John 
Hine the only child at present of my cousin William Hine dated 2 Oct 
1682 30 Sept 1684 probated. 

Com. by 0. P. Dexter, A.M., of New York City. 


Mass. Archives, ix. 4. — Petition of Thomas Blancher, 2-1-1646, says: — 
Whereas Anne Barnes of Way-hill in Hampshire, England, gave her son 
Richard Barnes 20£ and Anne Bent grandmother to said Richard gave 
him 16£ committed to the trust of John Bent with whom the said Richard 
hath been " mantayued since his coming into New England about seven 

j 1887.] The Iron TVorls at Taunton. S3 

[ years." John Bent gives security for payment when said Richard is twen- 
| ty-one, signed by Thomas Blancher, John Bout and Peter Noyes. 

lb. ix. 86. — John Grosveuor aged 33, Oct 12, 1G70, was at Birmingham, 
j T\ r arwickshire, England in 1G77. 

lb. xv. a. 269. — Alexander Stuart, born Belfast, Ireland, there lived until 
33 years of age., have lived in this province 30 years, June 7, 1764. Black- 
smith, moving about, 24 mouths in her Majesty's service. 

lb. xv. B. 115. — Petition of Josiah Cobbet and wife Marv, and John 
Ilsley and wife Sarah, Apr. 29, 1668, says : The late Richard Hay fetid 
heretofore of Sudbury in Old England and wife Judith had several child- 
ren, but only the two daughters Mary and Sarah are now living; by a sec- 
ond wife, he had three daughters; removed to New England and settled 
at Ipswich, with second wife and several children, about 29 years since, 
" we apprehend he left 500£." (ix. 10-1, wife of Lawrence Clen ton, for- 
merly Rachel 4 * Hassell.") 

Essex County Court Files, vi. 2, 4, September Term, 1660. — Martha 
Coy witnessed power of attorney from Samuel Heyford of Ipswich, Drc. 
20, 1651, to Richard Coy of Ipswich, who sold the house for a school house 
which was in possession of P^zekiel Cheever from 1052, as belonging to the 
School. Samuel Heyford went to England. 

Mass. Archives, xvi. 106. — Letter of Joseph Nicholson of Newport, R. I., 
1680, formerly of Cumberland. England, went to Barbadoes and returned. 

lb. xxxix. 500. — Theodore Atkinson of Boston in N. E. fel tmaker, at- 
torney and agent of Sylvester Deane, Citizen and Vintner of Loudon, 
Roger Stevens of Redding, co. Berks, ,; Clcathier " and Thomas Goad of 
Redding, Haberdasher, received property from estate cf John Cogswell 
Jr. of Ipswich, 1655. 

Com. by Henry E. Walie, Esq., of West Newton, Mass. 



Communicated by Walter K. Watkixs, Esq., of Boston. 

[In the article by John W. I). Hall, Esq., in the Register for 
July, 1884, on "The Ancient Iron Works of Taunton, " the com- 
mencement of the manufacture of iron in that town is assigned (page 
269) to the year 1656. The following paper shows that the works 
there were erected and begun in the year 1653, but whether the 
proprietors succeeded so early as that in the manufacture of iron is 
not definitely stated, though it is probable that they did. James 
Bate, the grantor, was a son of James Bate o\: Dorchester, who died 
in the latter part of the year 1G55, and of Alice his wife, who died 
14. 6. 1657. See abstract of the will of James Bate, REGISTER, 
v. 297. James, Jr., born in England about 1626, married Ann, 
daughter of Henry Withington, one of the ruling elders of the 

84 The Iron Works at Taunton, [Jan. 

church in Dorchester, and a selectman of the town; died Feb. 2, 
1666--7. His inventory mentions " two shares in the iron works 
at Tanton, not yet prized." 

The Church Records of Dorchester furnish as with the baptisms 
of three children of James Bates, namely, Mar)', James and Mar- 
garet, as follows.. r ' (i) 54 or 55. Mary Bates, dau. of James 
Bates was baptized, her father being then [from] home gone, For 
England by wave of Virginia] — her Grand Father Elder withing- 
ton gaue her a name." 

"James sonne of James Bate 20 (2) 02." "John sonne of Sam- 
uel Clap and Margeret dan. of James bate 19 (4) 64 y e wif of the 
latter being a member." 

There was a Samuel Bates baptized in Dorchester, 19. 4. 1648.* 

Enoch Wiswall, the first witness, was a son of Thomas of Dor- 
chester and Cambridge, and nephew of Elder John of Dorchester 
and Boston. lie was* born in England, probably about 1633. He 
was a brother of Ichabod, minister at Duxbury. He married Nov, 
25, 1057, Elizabeth Oliver, daughter of John Oliver, of Boston, 
"the scholar." They had twelve children, one of whom, Samuel, 
horn Sept. 2, 1670, H. C. 1701, was minister at Edgartown, Mass. 
Enoch Wiswall, the father, died Nov. 28, 1706. See Eegister, 
xl. 59. 

Manasseh Arrnitage, says Savage, "a son of II. C. 1650, whom 
gladly would I find some, the minutest story of, as date of birth, or 
who was Iris father, or anything else more than in the Magnalia, iv. 
137, where he is marked bv a star as evidence that lie was dead, 

Mr. Sibley, in his Harvard Graduates, ii. 67, states that Manas- 
seh " was son of Thomas Arraitage, of Lynn, Massachusetts, who 
came from Bristol, England, in 1635, in the James, with Richard 
Mather and others," was subsequently in Sandwich, Mass., Stam- 
ford, Conn., Hempstead, L. I., Oyster Bay in 1653, afterwards oi 

* James Bates, who in 1714 was of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Inland, went from 
Hingham, Mass. He was probably a son of James, of that place, who in his will of 1689, 
mentions sons. James, John, Joseph, Benjamin, alludes to "their brother Clement," and 
speaks of his own daughters Ruth and Rachel Lincoln. James Bate, of Hempstead, on 
the sixth of October, 1714, revokes die power of attorney given by him to his ;< brother 
Benjamin Rare, formerly of the Town of Hingham, but now of the Town of Dorchester." 
This revocation was acknowledged in Durham, Conn., same day. He then appointed his 
son in law, Timothy Walters, of Haddnni, attorney in the place of his brother Benjamin, 
which appointment was acknowledged by said Bate in the county of New Haven, same 
day. All winch is recorded in Lib. 28, fol, 17', Suffolk Deeds, Boston. 

James Bate also m-dc a conveyance, Oct. <>, 1711, to his said son in law, Timothy Y/al- 
ters, of Had dam, county of Hartford, Conn., of Lands in Hingham, " whether descending 
from my father James Bare, formerly of Hingham, deceased, or from my uncle Benjamin 
Bate, late of Hingham, deceased." Also, "land in Hcmstcad, made over tome by my 
mother in law, Sarah Carle, formerly of said Hcmstcad, deceased, and Jonas Holstead, 
Joyiuiy, formerly of said Hiimstead, deceased. Also all dues from my brother [blank] 
Bate, formerlv of Hingham, now of Dorchester." This deed was entered on record May 
It), 1750. StirTolU Deeds Lib. 75, fol. 102. See Barber's Historical Collections of Connec- 
ticut, page 515 ; Hiuman's Early Puritan Settlers of Connecticut, page 152; Savage; MS. 
of the late Hon. Isaac C. Bates • Conn. Colonial liccords. 

1887.] The Iron Works at Taunton. 85 

Of the third witness to the deed, James Walbridge, or Wa- 
bridge as it is here written, strange to say. I have learned nothing. 
See Temple and Sheldon's Northfield, Mass., ot)§, 559. Also 
Gardner's Wales, Mass., Centennial, page 26; Caulkins, Nor- 
wich, Conn. ; Jenning's Bennington, Yt., 275—7, 

William B. Trask.] 

Artiekls or Covenants made & agreed Vpoo betweene James Batte Ju- 
nior of Dorchester w th m the mathacustes Bay one the one p r te & Henry 
witliington his Father in law in Dorchester on the other p r fcie the 1 of the 
moneth called September in the yeare of oar lord 1655 as Followetli 

Inprimis wheras in the yeare of our lord 1653 the Inhabitant of the 
Towne of Tanton in new plimoth (the Sayd James Batte then iyving an 
Inhabitant ia Tanton among them) did Erect & begin eertayne Iron workes 
w th in the Saycl plantation; & did rayse a stocke at that p 8 sent For the 
Furtherence of the Sayd works of About Six hundred pound or vpward 
wherof Twenty pound & ten shillings becomes the share portion or part of 
the Sayd James: & Since then t'ner hath beene an Augmentation of Fine 
pond a share & moreover the Sayd James did ByS a quarter Share of 
william wetherel of Tanton Aforesayd as Aperes by a Deed made over, by 
him the said william wetherell to the Sayd James Batte bering the datte 
August the Eleventh one thousand Six hundred Fifty e Fyue witnesseth 
herby that I the Sayd James Batte: do Sell & delyver vp my whole Tytle 
& clayme in the aforesayd Share in the Iron workes at tanton. as well that 
w ch I bought of william wetherell as my owne g°per Share: in Considera- 
tion of 31 pond — 17' & G' J being Fully payd by the Sayd hen- 
ry my Father in law vnto me the Sayd James Butte before the Sealing 
herof : Cc herby do Bynd my Self my heres or Assignes nor any For mee 
nor myne to make Clayme or Tytle thervnto : but do wholly Resigne it vp 
as Affbresayd to the Vs'e of the Sayd Henry & his Assignes For ever. 

Item I the Sayd James Batte do also (For Consideration already re- 
ceued) Sell vnto the Sayd Henry: the whole half of my Comons that be- 
longed to my house in Tanton w ch I Bought of John Avery of winclsore in 
Conecthecu : And did leaue Vnsould when I came awny From Tanton : 
I Say Sould to him the Sayd Henry to be Inioyecl by him & his Assignes 
For ever to be Aplyd For the Vse of the Iron workes by him or For pastor 
or as he the Sayd henry shall most Se need or haue ocation therof: w tb out 
disturbanc From me or any by my means In wittness hereof I the Sayd 
James Batte haue Sett my hand & Sealle the day & yeare being Aboue 

Signed Sealed & by the Sayd James delyvered in 
the p r sence of vs 

(J (J s2 t <h L 

jp V jW/t&O 'JJtMTft [Seal] 

VOL. XLI. 8* 

86 The JPrings of Awliscombe, Eng, [Jan, 


Communicated by the Rev. B. F. De Costa, D.D., of New York City. 

THE following extracts from the register of the parish of Awlis- 
combe relating to the name of Pring, were sent me by James H. 
Pring, M.D., of Elmfield, Taunton, England. They will be in- 
teresting from their probable connection with Martin Pring the 

A Register of all the Christenings, Weddyngs, § Burialls within the Parish 
of Aiclescombe Sithens the jjirst ycre of the reigne of oar Sovermgne Ladie 
Elizabeth, by the grace of God, of England France §• Ireland Queene De- 
fender of the faith, as folio we th : 

Anno Dnm 1559. 

Johane Fringe was baptised the 27 Daie of March anno Suprascript. 
1561. Anne Fringe was christened the second daie of Aprill. 

1561. Francis Fringe sonne of John Fringe was christened the daie 

of June, anno Suprascript. 

1561. Johan, the Daughter of John Fringe was christened the day 

of October. 

1562. Elizabeth Fringe the daughter of John Pring was baptised the 2Q 
daie of December Anno Suprascript. 

1563. Julian Fringe the daughter of William Pring was baptised the 20 
daie of ffebruarie, Anno . 

1566. Catherine Fringe dau of John Pringe & Rob* Sonne of John P. 

1567. Christopher Fringe sonne of John Fringe was baptised the 9 daie 
of Aprill Anno predicto. 

1569. Mark Fringe sonne of John Fringe 27 Aprill. 

1570. Agnes daughter of W m Fringe 27 Oct r . 
Alexander Sonne of Alexander Fringe. 

1579. Edward Fringe sonne of Henrie Fringe was baptised 30 daie of 

Januarie anno Predicto. 

1580. John Fringe sonne of Ambrose Pring was baptised the 6 daie of 

Aprill anno pre diet. 

1580. Anne d u Elizabeth Regina 23, Robert Pringe the sonne of Alexan- 

der Fringe was baptised the 2 a daie of Januarie anno predict. 

1581. George Fringe the sonne of Stephen Fringe was baptised the 23 d 
day of Januarie Anno Predict. 

1591. Diana Pringe datir of Alexander P. 

1592. John Pringe the sonne of Johu Pringe was baptised the 9 daie of 
Aprill anno pnedict. 

1592. John Fringe the sonne of Christopher Pringe was baptised the 13 th 
daie of August anno nredict. 

Anno Dm 1569. 

(Second Entry.) John Fringe & Johan Carpenter were married the 26 
daie of Nov r anno pradiet. 

Thomas Coner & Elizabeth Pringe were married the 3 d daie of ffebrua- 
rie anno 1559. 

Cipriau Cator & Maude Pringe were married 1580. 


The Prings of Awliscombe, Ung. 


Anno Dm 1559. 

Johance Fringe was buried the 20 daie of March anno predict 
1 5 CO. Christopher Fringe sonne of Christopher P. was buried SO Dec r . 

1561. Margaret the wife of John Pring buried 3 rd Nov 1 ". 

1562. John Pring sonne of Thomas P. buried 23 Maie. 

1563. Christopher Pring buried 27 Aprill. 
1566. John Fringe buried 22 Dec r . 
1569. IMartyn Pringe was buried 20 Oct r . 

1589. Thomas Fringe of Edghill was buried 24 Oct'. 
1603. John. Pringe thelder was buried 16 Dec r . 

As it seems pretty evident that Captain Martin Pringe was born in 15S0, I have 
not thought it necessary to continue the register much beyond that date, but find I 
ought to have done so in the case of the Baptisms, as follows : 

Addition al Baptism s. 

William Pringe the sonne of Christopher P. was baptised 18 Maie. 

Agues daughter of John Pringe was baptized 15 Sept r . 

Aaron Pringe sonne of Anthonie P. was baptised 17 Oct r . 

John Pringe the sonne of Christopher P. was baptised 23 d Jany. 

Winnifred Pring daur of Alexander P. was baptised . 

Judith daughter of John Pringe of Marlescombe was baptised the 
2 nd daie of Nov r anno predict. 

Margaret daughter of John Fringe was baptised daie of Oc- 
tober, v 






Andrew sonne of Thomas Pringe was baptised the last daie of Nov r . 

John Pringe sonne of Christopher Pring was baptised the of 

Dec r . 

As it appears from Martin Fringe's will in Bristol, that his father was John 
Pring, and that he had a sister called Margaret, I have thought it well to continue 
the baptisms down to the above Margaret, 1602, who may possibly have been a sister 
of his — though there would have been a long gap between them. 

It has occurred to me that it may possibly interest you a little to learn that I my- 
self had two uncles who were born at our family place, Ivedon, in Awliscombe 
parish, who were both in the navy, and both served under Nelson. One died early 
of yellow ever at Antigua, when only a lieutenant, and the other died also of yellow 
fever at Jamaica, when commanding as Commodore on the North American and 
West India Station, in 1846. The latter Commodore, Daniel Pring, served with 
some distinction during his younger years on the lakes in America, and I will just 
copy the following from a notice of him in " the Times " at the time of his death. 

"In 1813 he was promoted to the rank of Commander, and in the following 

year he was removed by Commodore Sir James Lucas Yeo from Lake Ontario, to 
serve with Captain Downie on Lake Champlain. Here he was appointed to the 
command of the Linnet, a brig of 16 guns and about 100 men. In this brig, under 
the command of Captain Downie in the Confianee, and in company with two ten- 
gun sloops and a flotilla of gun-boats, Captain Pring took part in the celebrated bat- 
tle of Plattsburg-bay, in which engagement, disastrous as it was to the British 
arms, he signally distinguished himself. During the greater part of the contest the 
Linnet was engaged with the Eagle, an American brig of much superior force, 
mounting 20 heavy guns and 150 men, which vessel he completely beat out of the 
line. Cooper, in his History of the American Navy, little as he seems inclined to 
allow credit to the English, virtually admits this fact, tie says : 

" 'The Linnet had got a very commanding position, and she was admirably 
fought ; while the Eagle, which received all her tire and part of that of the Confi- 
anee, having lost her springs, found herself so situated as not to be able to bring 
her guns fairly to bear on either of the enemy's vessels. Captain Henley, of the 
Eagle, had run his topsail yards, with the sails stopped, to the mast heads, previous 
to engaging, and he now cut his cable, sheeted homo his topsails, cast the brig, and 
running down, anchored by the stern between the Saratoga and Ticonderoga.' 


Baptisms in Dover, 'JOT. H. 1717 — 1766. 



! " Eventually the Linnet was compelled to strike, but not until the other vessels of 
the squadron had hauled down their colors. Capt. Downie, who commanded the 
British squadron, was killed ; and Commander Prin'g was the senior surviving offi- 
cer of the squadron at the court-martial subsequently held at Portsmouth, at which 
he was most honorably acquitted. For his services he was, in 1815, promoted to 
the rank of Post-Captain ; and early in the present year he hoisted his broncl pen- 
dant as Commodore of the second class on board Her Majesty's Ship Imaum at Port 
Royal, where he succeeded in making himself highly esteemed and respected. The 
remains of the gallant Commodore were yesterday afternoon removed from Port 
Royal, under a lire of minute guns, from thence they were conveyed in a hearse to 
Halfway Tree, where they were interred in the presence of a numerous and distin- 
guished company of public officers and private inhabitants." [The Times, January 
8, 1817, taken from the Jamaica Despatch.] 

I fancy the above may not be altogether uninteresting to you from its connection 
with American history, and also as showing that if Martin Pring was an Awlis- 
combe mars, as I believe, he is not the only one of the name who has been supplied 
to the naval service from that Devonshire parish. J. II. P. 

BAPTISMS IN DOVER, N. II. 1717—1786. 

Copy of the Ret. Jonathan Cushing's Record of Baptisms in 

Dover, N. II., now a part of the Records of the 

First Church. 

Communicated by John R. Ham, M.D., of Dover, N. H. 

May 22. 



















[Continued from vol. xxxvih page 403.] 


Joseph, son of Joseph Hicks. 

Mary, D r of James Davis. 

Francis, son of Francis Drew. 

John & Eliezer, Child" of Nath 1 Davis. 

Sarah, D r of Sam 1 Davis. 

Mary, D r of James Jackson. 

Patience, D r of Sam 1 Jackson. 

Mary, D r of Tim Moses. 

Zachary, son of Azariah Boody. 

W m Gray, son of John Row. 

John & Miriam, Chiidr 11 of James Clements. 

Martha, D r of Noble. 

John, son of David Daniel. 
Suse, D r of W m Twombly. 
Ebenezer, son of James Kielle. 
Abigail Millett, on a sick bed. 
Jonathan, son of Isaac Horn, in private. 
John, son of Eph ni Tibbetts, in private. 
Abigail D r of Richard Canney Waldron, in 
Clement, son of Daniel Ham. 
Abraham, son of George Horn, in private. 
Suse, D r of Eph m Ham, in private. 
Charles, sou of Arthur M c Danielson. 
Sarah, D r of Hatevil Leigh-ton. 
Mary, D" of John Leisrhton, 

Baptized at 
y y West Part 
of y e Town. 

Baptized at v* 
S. W. Part 
of y e Town- 


1887.] Baptisms in Dover, A 7 ". IL 1717—1766, 30 

Oct. 12. Ann, D r of John Mardin. 

Eliz\ D r of Andrew Marshall. 
Tatnsen, D r of Elihu Hayes. 
Susanna, D r of John Horn. 
Dorothy, D r of John Gerrish. 
Joshua, son of Richard Jones. 

Mehetabel, D r of John Wingate. 
Philip, son of Philip Eaton. 
Susanna, D r of George Hern. 
Jacob, son of William Hanson. 
Samuel, son of Joseph Hall. 
Eunice, D T of Vincent Torr. 
Susanna, D r of Shadrach Hodgdon* 
Daniel Gerrish, son of John Wood, 
Thomas, son of George Horn. 
Daniel, son of Joshua Perkins. 
Eliz% I) r of Eph-raim Ham. 
Moses, son of William Twombly. 
Eliz a , D r of Samuel Gerrish. 
James, son of James Brown, in private* 
Anna, D r of Sam 1 Win orate. 


W IT1 , son of Cutt Shannon. 

Deborah, D r of Stephen Pinkham. 

Eliz a , D r of James Pinkham. 

William, son of Hezekiah Hayes. 

Sarah. D r of Joshua Foss. 

Nathaniel, son of Nathaniel Horn. 

Moses, son of W m Whitehouse. 

Abigail, D r of Jonathan Ham. 

Thomas Millett, son of Benj a Bunker. 

Paul, son of Dan 1 Horn, Jun r . 

Daniel, son of James Davis. 

Daniel, son of Ichabod Hayes. 

Joseph, son of Joseph Drew. 

Hannah, D r of Ephraim Davis, in private. 

Ephraim Roberts, on a sick bed. 

Richard Pinkham. 

Elihu, son of Elihu Hayes. 

Ann, D c of John Ham, 

Ruth, D r of George Hern. 

Kezia. D r of Tim Moses, in private. 

Benjamin, son of William Brown, in private. 

Daniel, son of William Twombly. 

Samuel, son of Benjamin Heard, in private. 

Mary Brown. 

Thomas, son of Dan 1 Ham. in private. 

Hannah, D r of Joseph Hall. 

Abigail, D r of Thomas Hayes. 

Dorothy, D r of Richard Jones. 

Joshua, son of John Heard. 


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June 4. Mary, D r of Paul Gerrisb, in private. 

25. Abigail, Wife of Jon a Wentworth, & their child Phebe. 
July 1G. Lucy, D r of Cheney Smith. 
Sept, 17. Moses, son of John Wood. 
Oct 6. Joanna, D r of Ephraim Ham, in private. 

29. Thomas, Benj a , James & Anna, Child 11 of Benj a Heard. 
Bathsheba, D r of W m Hanson. 
Dec 1 1.0. Lydia, D r of Samuel Gerrish. 
Betty, D r of Benj a Ham. 

David & Solomon, Child 11 of Joseph Daniel, in private* 
Elijah, son of Nath 1 Davis, in private. 
Elizabeth, D r of Archelaus Mooney, in private, 
Mary, D r of Dudley Watson. 
Sarah, D r of Daniel Ham. 
Urcilla, D r of James Pinkham. 
Daniel, son of Shadrach Hodgdon. 
Sarah, Wife of Daniel Hayes, & Eliz a their Daught*. 
Sarah, D r of Samuel Emerson. 
Ephraim, son of Stephen Evans. 
Moses, son of Ichabod Hayes. 
Eliz% D r of John Titcomb. 
Joseph Evans — in private, being sick. 
Eunice, D r of W m Gerrish. 

Ebenezer, son of John Woodman — in private, sick* 
Timothy, son of Nathaniel Young. 
Andrew, son of Andrew Marshall. 
Elizabeth Libbey. 
Thomas, son of James Davis. 
Jon a & Benj a , Child 11 of Solomon Emerson. 
Thomas, son of Paul Gerrish. 
Lydia, D r of Ebenezer Demerritt. 
Hannah, D r of Joseph Pines. 
Dec 7 26. Sarah, D r of Elihu Hayes, in private, sick. 

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Azubah Adams's Ancestors — A Genealogical Puzzle.— 1 print the following 
narrative not merely that genealogists may smile over reminiscences of similar per- 
plexities, but to place on record the facts already ascertained and, I hope, incite 
some more capable investigator to solve the problem which has baffled me. 

In the latter half of the last century there lived in Fairfield County, Conn., 
three* brothers of the name of Adams, and their sister Mrs. Ferris. It may be 
stated with confidence that their parents resided in that part of the town of Fairfield 
which is now Westport or Greensfarms, although there is a tradition that some 
of the family came from eastern Massachusetts. These four were : 

* There seem to have been other brothers and sisters, viz. : v. Ann, m. Samuel Jacqaish 

and settled in Harpers field, N.Y. vi. Abel of Bovina, N. Y, vii. Elizabeth, m. 

Fillon, " son of heir mother's second husband." viiL Lydia (name uncertain;, is. Asel, 
,; a member of General Washington's life guard." 

188 7. ] Notes and Queries. 91 

I.— Joseph Adams of Redding, Conn., probably born 1740. married about 1761 Joanna, 
daughter of Nathan and Neight Disbrow of Fairfield. Their children, baptized from 
1762 to 1778, were (1) Stephen, d. y. in the Rev. war. (2) Hezekiah of Redding, m. Betty 

Parsons. (3) Eleanor. (4) Abigail, m. Tavlor and has descendants at Barton and 

Halsey Valley, N. Y. (o) ' Joseph of Stamford, X. Y. (6) Israel of Redding, m. Abigail 
Stow. (7) Aaron. (8) Nathan, one of the founders of Adams Settlement near Dauby, 
Tompkins County, N. Y., m. his cousin Lucinda Adams, dau. of Benjamin. 

IT— Abraham" Adams of Redding. He had, by his wife Sarah, (1) Ann, bapt. Meh.6. 
1768, d. unra. (2) Deborah. (3) Sarah, d. y. (4) Sarah. (5) Abraham of Stamford, 
Conn., m. Sally Waterbury. (6) Eli of Stamford, Conn. (7) Molly. 

III.— Benjamin Adams." He settled at Norwalk, Conn., but in 1783 had a dau. b. at 
Goshen, Conn. He afterwards lived in Stamford, N. Y., perhaps in Delaware County, 
N. Y., and probably at Adams Settlement. He married 1st, Chloe Hatch, 2d, widoV 
Morgan, and had* "(1) Seymour of Adams Settlement. (2) Phi!ena,m. Abraham Johnson 

Whitney. (3) Amanda," m. Wadharhs of Goshen, Conn. (4) Lucinda, m. her 

cousin Nathan Adams (see above). (5) John of Adams Settlement. (6) Reuben. (7) 
Dosha, m. Wadhams of Goshen, Coim. 

IV. — Mrs. Ferris (Azubah or Huldah Adams), of whom hereafter. 

Sis or eight years ago I undertook to trace the ancestry of the above-named 
brothers, Joseph and Abraham Adams, not having heard at that time that they had 
sisters or other brothers. I started first on the tradition (common, I believe, to ail 
Adams families) , that they were " near relations of President Adams." In order to 
refute this romance I had to compile a pretty full account ot the descendants of Henry 1 
Adams of Braintree, and investigate numerous other families ; for there are in 
Connecticut descendants of at least five Adams emigrants. 

At this point I met Capt. Lemuel Adams, born about 1795, a grandson of the 
first Joseph of Redding., who informed me that Joseph and Abraham had a brother 
Benjamin of Norwalk (No. III. above) and a sister *' Zuba" who married a man 
named Ferris and lived at Zoar in Newtown, Conn., where he, Capt. Lemuel 
'Adams, had visited them. 

This seemed an important clew ; for the name Zuba or Azubah is of such rare 
occurrence that I thought if the birth of an Azubah Adams, circa 1740, could be 
found of record, it could not fail to throw a flood of light over the subject of my 
investigation. Thereupon a careful search was made through the records of Con- 
necticut and Massachusetts towns, with the following results : 

1st. Simeon Ferris, of Stamford, Conn., had a daughter Azubah Ferris, born 
Sept. 16, 1793. But the unusual name given her was explained by the fact that she 
had a relative named Azubah, — Azubah Bishop, who in 1716 was wife of 
Simeon June. So this union of the names Azubah and Ferris seemed a singular 
coincidence — but nothing more. 

2nd. Abraham Adams of Simsbury, Conn, (whose ancestry is known), had, 
by his wife Elizabeth Humphrey, two children whose births are recorded in Sims- 
bury, viz. : 

Azubah, b. Aug. 21, 1733. 
Abraham, b. June 14, 1736. 

The record of no other children appears at Simsbury, but the mother's death 
is noted in Ma}', 1779. 

Simsbury is but a few miles from Redding. The Simsbury Adamses were Epis- 
copalians, and the first Joseph of Redding belonged to the same church. Moreover, 
the name Elizabeth Adams occurs on the Redding land records, 1766 to 177-2, In 
short the parentage of the Redding Adamses seemed to have been discovered. 
Nelson D. Adams, of Washington, D. C, a very high authority on matters relating 
to Adams genealogy, himself of the Simsbury family, found nothing in his 
unequalled Ms. collections to throw doubt on the fact. Col. Chester, to whom all 
the circumstances were submitted, wrote : " The question I should unhesitatingly 
answer in the affirmative, — i.e. that the two Azubahs were identical— were it not 
that in genealogy nothing is impossible. Prima facie it is very unlikely that there 
were two Abrahams and Azubahs, brother and sister, at that period, and the 
extraordinary name of the latter renders it the more unlikely, but — there may have 
been ! " 

It seemed evident that if a record of Mrs. Ferri.s's death, showing her age, could 
be found, it ought to show definitely whether Azubah (Adams) Ferris of Zoar, was 
the Azubah Adams born in Simsbury in 1733. But a search upon this point served 

* Benjamin was grandfather of a " General Adams," whose name was frequently in the 
newspapers about 1879 and 1880. I do not know the General's name or who hia father 
was. Possibly General Alonzo Whitney Adams is meant. 

92 2\ 7 otes and Queries. [Jan, 

only to bring a new complication into the problem; for the records of Newtown 
revealed no trace of Azubah Adams or Azubah Ferris, but showed that a Huldah 
Adams married Zachariah Ferris Apr. 5, 1763, and died Nov. 13, 1833, aged 83 
years ! 

We had ten months to ponder over these facts and continue our search among the 
records, when suddenly a new witness appeared in the person of Philena Adams 
(bornlS01),a granddaughter of the first Joseph and a cousin of Capt. Lemuel 
Adams. She, without any knowledge of the Simsbury or Newtown records, and 
before we had even mentioned the name Huldah to her, declared most positiveiy'that 
Mrs. Ferris, sister of Joseph, Abraham and the others, was named not Azubah 
but Huldah; that she was born " several years after 1740;" that her father's 
name was Abraham (who died in the French and Indian war), and that her (.Mrs. 
Ferris's) mother's name was Elizabeth (" my father always called her ' Betty ' "), 
— but Elizabeth Williams, not Elizabeth Humphrey ! 

This seemed to agree fairly well with the Newtown record, overthrow the theory 
of Simsbury origin and render vain any further search for an Azubah Adams. 

But sturdy old Capt. Lemuel Adams, erect under his four score years and five, 
still stands 

— " like TenerhTe unmoved," 

and: declares, " I knew her, I visited her ; her name was Zuba and she was never 
called anything else ! " 

If he is mistaken, where did *he get his idea? And who were Mrs. Ferris 's 
ancestors ? 

Walla Walla, W. T. William II. Upton. 

Goon Wives.— The MSS. Court Records at Exeter (N. H.). of the County of 
Dover and Portsmouth, show that the term " goodwife " may occasionally be a mis- 
nomer. At the Dover Court, 26: 6mo. 1616, lt Ordered that goodwife Chatterton 
shall goe to her husband or be sent before the 20th of next nioneth &, yf she will not 
goe to make a warrant to send her by the Marshall/' 

This calls to mind the familiar story of the English criminal justice, who was 
given to the use of the phrase, "My good man," or "My good woman," and 
who had been heard to say gravely, " My good woman, this is the second time you 
have stood here convicted of petty larceny." 

3. Smo. 1648. " It is ordered by the Court that Elizabeth the wife of Nicholas 
Roe is to be openlie whipped for sundrye misdemeanours for which she standeth. . . . 
& otherwise testified against her." The clerk adds : *' She was whipped according 
to the said order." 

At the Dover Court 5. 5mo. 43. " Mr Thomas Waneston for striking his wife 
w th a stoole Admonished not to doe soe any more." Mr. Thomas W". being an as- 
sistant, got off easily. He could not have made things lively at home much longer, 
for he was shot dead within about a year after this inon tion ; and his widow must 
have missed him. Frank W. Hackett. 

Washington, D. C. 

^ Heirs of Antipas Botes. — The following advertisement appears in the Boston 
News-Letter, August 3, 1719, and contains some facts of genealogical interest. 

S. A. G. 

Seeing, it is supposed, that Capt, Nathaniel Hill of Oyster River Parish in Dover, 
is the nearest Surviving Heir apparent vnto Mrs. Antipas Boyes, Deceased, formerly 
a Merchant in Boston. The Wife of the said Mr. Boyes (whose Maiden Name be- 
ing Hannah Hill) was the Sister of the said Capt. Hill by Blood on their Father side, 
viz. Mr. Valentine Hill Deceased; by which said Wife the said M^r. Boyes had only 
one Son, Named Antipas Boyes, who during his Life remained a Single Man. and 
so Deceased, without issue about 13 Years ago in Barbadoes. This is therefore to 
Notifie all Persons that if there be living any nearer B'jir to the said Mr. Antipas 
Boyes's Estate, who can be legally proved so : Such a Person is desired to give in or 
.-hew (he Proof thereof unto me, John Campbell in Boston, with all possible speed, 
Otherwise the said Capt. Hill (if God permit) will Administer upon and make his 
Claim unto the Estate of said Mr. Antipas Boyes, without further Delay. 


JVotes and Queries, 


An Early Flag of New England. —Somewhat over forty years ago, when the 
writer of this note was first seat out by her .Britannic Majesty's government to do 
duty in South Africa, he became possessed, 
shortly after his arrival at Cape-town, of an 
engraved sheet of one hundred and forty 
of those flags of the world, which were 
flown about the close of the seventeenth 
century. This collection of ensigns (all col- 
ored by hand) bears three Titles, one in 
French, one in Dutch, and one in English, 
the latter running, rather wildly, thus : 
"ANEW TABLE of all the SHIPS Col- 
lors or Ensigns in the Whoil WATER 

Among the variety of a dozen and a half 
of flags attributed to England, may be men- 
tioned the ' Gread ' Standard ; the Flag of 
the ' Peopel* of ' Engeland ? ; the 'Old 
King's' Flag ; the ' Eng: Protestants ' Flag ; 
Scutch, Irish and Guineaman's Colors ; but 
the chief interest of the Society will centre 
upon No. 18, which represents the Flag of 
New England (Vlagvan Niew t^Ncu) Enge- 
land). The fly of this Ensign is colored 
blue ; in the dexter chief angle is the ban- 
ner of St. George, viz. a canton argent charged with a cross gules, and bearing in 
the fifst quarter a skeleton globe, of which no tincture is given.* Accompanying 
this brief mem: will be found a pen and ink sketch of theseearly Colonial Colors, 
which may serve for comparison with any other old descriptions or drawings of 
their ancient Flag, to which New England archaeologists may have access. 

In flsing the period as being between 1695-1701, sufficient support is found by 
the fact that one engraving represents the ' Neu ' Standard of ' ; Willera den 111," 
and that another, as before noted, is called the ' old King's Flag.' The sheet un- 
der notice was issued at Amsterdam, and published, with privileges, by Joannes 
Coven and Cornells Mortier. Wm. Taskee Nugent. 

Wimbledon, London, Eng. 

Ridiculous Records. — Where the genealogist fails to obtain valuable informa- 
tion, he may find unwelcome amusement. I lately copied the following entries 
from the public records at Lebanon Springs, N. Y.: 

" 1309 June or Julv Mr Somebody To Miss Somebody. Whea we exchanged." 

44 1809 March Joseph Bull To " 

" 1810 June 20 I believe I married 2 couple." 

41 1810 July 5 a couple at the house North of Reuben Kings." 

" 1810 A couple of Blacks at Deacon Doubledays from Lenox." 

44 1811 John To Abby Bates The Man N Y The Woman belongs at 

Richmond Mass." 
" 1812 June 20 Doet. Johnson=Son to Esq. Darlings Daughter " 
[No date.] " Married couple at Doubledays." 

There are hundreds, I believe, thousands, of modern records of births at New 
Haven, Ct., in which the name of the child does not appear. To illustrate : On 
page 23 of one of my note-hooks, I find account of 25 births of Munsona between 
1864 and 1876 ; 20 are without the given names. On the nest half page 12 births are 
noted, of which 9 are without given names. On preceding pages appear 47 births 
occurring between 1850 and 1861, of which 37 are without given names. How ex- 
asperating are such delects ! If the birth of a child is returned to the registrar 
before it is named, should not sombebody be required to enter the name after it is 
given? Myron A. Monson. 

* See History of the Flag of the United States, by Rear Ada. George Henry Preble, 
U.S.N. Boston, 188i 5 p. 189, 

VOL. XLI. 9 

9-1 lYotes and Queries, [Jan. 

Massachusetts <{ Society for Propagating the Gospel,— Boston [December 31], 
178[8] Received per the Hands of Mr. [Samuel Curtiss] tit- Sam of [one pound four 
shillings and 8d Law ft ill money] being so much collected by the Reverend Mr. 
[John Melton's] Parish in [Hanover] and given to the Society for propagating the 
Gospel among the Indians and others, towards establishing a Fund for that Pur- 

[£1. 4, 8] [P 1 Jon a Mason] Treasurer 

The above receipt was found among the family papers of Lemuel Curtis, of 
Hanover, Mass., now belonging to Mrs. Frances A. Bowker, of Melrose. Mr. 
Curtis was one of the Selectmen during the Revolution, 1773-8, and a captain of 
the militia. Rev. John Mellen was the third pastor of the first church in Hanover, 
settled Feb. 11, ITS i, continuing until 1805. Concerning this "Society for the 
Propagating the Gospel among the Indians and Others in North America," it is 
statedln an editorial note in the Register, vol. xsxis. pp. 162-3; Bieliopolist, 
vol. iii. p. 93, that it was incorporated by the State of Massachusetts, Nov. 19, 
1787, and that it is still in existence. Several histories of the society and its 
missionaries have been published— one in 1798, by Rev. Dr. Peter Thatcher: one 
in 1604, by Rev. Dr. John Lathrop ; and one in 1814, by Rev. Dr. Abiel Holmes. 
The parts of the receipt within brackets are in writing. The rest is a printed 
term. E. II. Goss. 

Melrose, Mass. 

Hawiey. — In the examination of old records of Northampton Pomeroys,I found 
-the following record signed "J. Hawiey,'' which perhaps would be worthy of a 
place in the Register : 

J. Hawiey was the Han. Joseph Hawiey, so we'll known in Northampton History. 
In the will of the Hon. Joseph Hawiey he gives the sword and sword belt 
which was his brother Eiisha's, to his very dear friend and neighbor, Samuel 
Clarke of Northampton. 

1755, Sept. 24. Died, Capt. Elisha Hawiey of Northampton, of a grievous 
wound, which he received in the bloody battle fought on the 8th Sept. near Lake 
George. He died in the camp near the hike and there he lies interred. 

! my Brother. Thou wast slain in thy High Places. I am distressed for 
thee, My Brother. Very pleasant hast thou been to me. 

The sweetest Form there worms consume ; 

His Brother's Breast a living Tomb. 

The clearest Image safe contain, 

Till the same Features rise again. — Hubbard. 

1755, Sept. 8. Died. Lt. Daniel Pomeroy. Slain on the spot in the aforesaid 
Battle. A very worthy nam and Lt. of said Hawiey 'a Company. 

L< vely and pleasant they were in their lives and in their death they were scarcely 
divi .cd." W. K. Wright. 

Northampton, Mass. 

Anabaptists and Quakers— (Communicated by William M. Sargent, A.M., of 
Portland, Me.). --30 Aug. 1730. David Aldrich returns upon oath the names of 
the following Anabaptists: David Aldrich, William Sprague, both of Mendon; 
Joseph Scott, Silvanns Scott, David Cook, of Bellinghain ; Thomas Man, Jun r , 
Daniel Cook, of Wrentham; Josiah Thayer, of Uxbridge. — Suffolk Court General 
Sessions, 291. 
Samuel Thayer returns upon oath the following Quakers [30 Aug. 1730] : 
Abel Aldrich, Seth Aldrich, Benjamin Taft, Peter Aldrich, John Aldrich, Ben- 
jamin Thomson, Seth Aldrich, Jun r , Abel Aldrich, Jun r , Samuel Taft, all of Li x- 
bridge ; Nathaniel Gibson, Jacob Bartlett, Nathaniel Gibson, Jam, all of Bel ling- 
ham"; Moses Aldrich, Benjamin Boyce, Samuel Thayer, John Cass, Benjamin 
Thayer, Stephen Swet, Eli'phalet Warfield, Ebenezcr Cook, all of Mendon. — 
Id. 292. 

An Early New England Engraver. — Last Friday [June 17] died here Mr. 
Nathanael Morse, an ingenious Engraver, whose Corpse was decently inter'd last 
Lord's Day Evening. — From M The Boston Gazette, or Weekly Journal." June2l, 

1887,] Notes and Queries. 93 

Why Men who could write, made their Mark instead of signing tiieir Names. — 
That our New England ancestors did so more or less frequently is well known. 
Physical inability, blindness, paralysis and the like doubtless account for this 
in some instances, but not 1 think by any means in all cases. 

The mark ordinarily made was the sign of the cross, a sign not much in favor 
with the Puritans, and retained only by habit from former times. Its use by the 
ignorant at present is plainly a survival from the time when the sign was signifi- 
cant of the writer's faith as a Christian. Now it seems to me not unlikely that 
the old custom of signing wills and other important papers with the sign of the 
cross, by those who could, as well as those who could not. write, survived particu- 
larly among the plainer and more old-fashioned sort of Englishmen, long after its 
significance had been forgotten. 

Tims it may he that we can account for cases that have puzzled or shocked the 
genealogical investigator. 

A brief account of the ancient custom in this matter is given by the Rev. S. K. 
Maitland in his " Dark Ages," pp. 13-15. Dr. Maitland says : " Mabiiion has 
given and discussed four reasons why charters were frequ en ly signed by proxy." 
(1) Ignorance of letters. (*2) Physical inability. "(3) An affectation of dignity, 
through which many high official persons chose that their names should be 
written by the notary." (4) "A custom growing out of this, and extending so 
far as that by the eleventh century it had become almost universal. In imitation of 
their superiors, almost ail persons— all at least who could pretend to any kind of 
distinction or title — preferred havins; their names written by the notary (who 
could say of them what it might have seemed ostentatious to say of themselves) , 
and then adding, or sometimes omitting to add, tiieir mark — that is, the sign of 
the crops made with their own hands." " The sign of the cross was. in fact, 'the 
confirmation and signature,' and the subscriber, in thus making the sign of his holy 
religion, was considered as taking an oath. lie was in fact said manu jurare ; and 
for greater solemnity the cross was sometimes made with the consecrated wine. 
The subscriber's adding his name was no essential part of the confirmation, but 
simply a declaration and notification that the person whose name was there written 
was he who had thus bound himself by his signature. If he was unable, or if he did 
not choose, to do the writing for himself, it was done for him by the notary." 

Dr. Maitland gives examples of this, e.g. from the will of Hagano canon of 
St. Martins of Tours (819): " Hagano diaconus cessionen a me factum sub sigrnum 
sanctae crucis contirmayi." The subscription of the Abbot of the same monastery 
(897) : " Robertus Comes et inelytae congregations 8. Martini Abbas per hoc sig- 
num Sanctac Crucis suhterfirmare studuiC" A subscription of King Edgar (Obf;;': 
''Ego Edgar, hoc " * * * " manu propria signum Iwgiae crucis imprimens con- 

St. Dunstan Abt of Canterbury's subscription : " Ego, Dunstan " * * * " crucis 
signo.culo corroboravi" 

King Edmund : " Ego Eadmund ciyfcos legitimus praefati rllius, cruci", sujuac- 
ulum, infantuli ilorens aetate propria inditi 7tianu. ,J King Edward: "Ego, 
Edward" * * * ''crucis signo consolidati." Bp. Athelwoid of Winchester: 
" Crucis signaculo benedixi." 

I add the subscriptions to a charter of King iEthelred to the Abbey of Medes- 
hamstede. The king's name does not appear any where near his signature : 
" These lands I give to Si.. Peter as freely as I myself possessed them, and no that 
none of my successors, take anything therefrom. If any one do it may he have the 
curse of the Pope of Rome, and the curse of all bishops, and of those who are here 
witnesses; aud this I confirm with the sign of Christ.4- 1 Theodore Archbishop of 
Canterbury, am witness of this writ of" Medeshamstede, and I confirm it with "my 
writing and I excommunicate all who shall violate anvthing thereof, and I bless 
all who shall hold it.-h I Wilfrith Archbishop of "York, am witness to this 
writing and I assent to the same curse. -f 1 Saxu'lf, who was first Abbot and now 
am bishop, give them my curse, and that of all my successors who shall violate 
this. I Osthryth, queen of J3c hoi bred grant it ;" etc. etc. 

The custom of our ancestors in New England in respect of their signature^ 
seems to me well worthy of more extensive and careful examination. 

Henry Ainsworth Parker. 
Cambridge, Mass. 

96 JSfotes and Queries* [J; 


Wentttortii,— The Utica (N. Y.) Herald, September, 1SS8, states that Elisha 
Wentworth, of South Shaftsbury, Yt, ; David Wentworth, of Alton, III., and 
Daniel Wentworth, of Hartford, Ct., were then visiting their brother, Sylvanus 
Wentworth, in Lowville. The oldest of the four is aged 81, but is ay spry as the 
average man at 50. It has been forty-seven years since the brothers were together, 
and forty years have passed since any of them have seen David, the youngest 
brother, whom they supposed to be dead. 

These suns were descendants of Elder William Wentworth, the emigrant settler, 
in the line of John, 5 Daniel, 4 Ebenezer, 3 Paul," William. 1 

Chicago, 111. John Wentworth, 


Genealogical Queries.— It is possible that a search through our forty volumes 
would answer some of these queries. If so, it will be a great kindness if some 
reader, who has consulted the Indices more faithfully than I have, will refer me to 
the solutions in the Register or elsewhere. 

Boutwell. Who was Abigail — wife of Deacon Thomas Boutwell (Eaton's 
History of Heading, p. 48) , and what are the dates of her birth and marriage? 
That of her death in fixed at 30 Dee. 1753, by the MS. diary of her grandson, 
Edward Brooks, among the papers of the late William G. Brooks. 

Brown. Few names are mentioned in more town and family histories than that 
of Abigail, dan . of Rev. John Brown of Haverhill, and Joanna Cotton, and wife of Rev. 
Edward Brooks aforesaid. Yet the record of her birth does not appear with those 
of her father's other children. When was it? It cannot have been far from 1731. 

Quincy, Mass. William Everett. 

Kino Marriages.— I am preparing for publication a pedigree of some of the 
descendants of William and Dorothy Kinge, who settled in Salem, Mass., in 1635-6. 
I snail be greatly obliged for any iniormation relating to the parentage and 
ancestry of the following named persons who married Kings : 

1. Elizabeth Marsh, who married Capt. Samuel King, of Salem, 15 Dec. 1696. . 

2. Elizabeth Barton, his second wife. 

3. Hannah Cooke, who married Capt. William King of Sutton, Mass., in 1695. 

4. Rebecca Littleileld, his second wife. 

5. Mary Haggar, of Newport, R. I., who married there, in 1742, Benjamin 

King of Newport, formerly of Salem. 
■ 6. Elizabeth Gale, who married John King of Salem, bap. 9 May, 1714. 

7. Sarah Ward, who married at Newport Samuel King of that place, Nov. 1795. 

8. Maw , who married Maior Samuel King at Salem ; he was bap. 6 

April, 1735. 

9. Lydia Neal, who married Gednev King; of Salem, b. 27 Oct. 1740. 

10. Rebecca Cleaves, who married Daniel King of Danvers, 24 Aug. 1794. 

11. Lydia Moore, who married Capt. James King of Salem, b. 24 March, 1782. 

12. Ruth Marble, who married Rev. Samuel King of Sutton, b. 22 July, 1780. 

13. Sarah Pillsburv, who married Dr. Samuel Dwight King of Lunenburg, 
Mass., b. 1 May, 1797. " Rufus King/' 

222 North Broadway, Yonkcrs, New York. 

Warren. — Can some one give me information about the ancestors of Levi 
Warren, who, with his father, Samuel Warren, removed from Massachusetts. 
probably from one of the towns of Grafton, Princeton, or Westborough, nut long 
after the Revolutionary War, to Nelson. N. il., where he married Molly Abbott. 
He afterwards removed to Alstead, N. 11., where he died in 1827. He owned a 
large tract of land there on the borders of a large pond, which is still called 
" VVarren's Pond."' Samuel Warren, his lather, married a Bowcn. 

R. S. Warren, M.D. 

P. O. Box 1772, Colorado Springs, Colorado. 

Young. — Can any one tell me who were the parents of Gideon Young, born 
Boston, Mass., Sept. 14, 1735? Answer through the Register. H. Young. 

1887.] Notes and Queries, 97 

Early Settlers of Wells. Ms.— Can any of the readers of the Register give me 
information relating to the following early inhabitants of Weils and Kennebunk? 
1 Who was Nathaniel Chirk? He had a grant of- land in 1694, and married 
Patience, dau. of John Wells, 

2. Thomas Cousins, who had a grant of land from the town in 1G31, and was 
deceased about 1714? 

3. Joseph Day, who had wife Patience, and settled in Wells prior to 1700? 

4. Caleb Kimball, came to Wells about 1704, when he married Susanna Cloyes ? 
Was perhaps a descendant of Richard Kimball ot Ipswich,- 1035. 

5. Moses Stevens, had wife Elizabeth, and came to Wells about 1700 ? 

6. William Taylor, purchased land on Kennebunk river in 1684? Had sons 
William and Joseph. 

7. John Wakefield, who married Elizabeth, dau. of Edmund Littlefield? He sold 
his house and land in Wells in 1653, and is said to have removed to Scarboro'. 

lie may have been the John W. who died in Biddeford in 1074. 
All these early settlers left numerous descendants in Wells and Kennebunk, and 
any data or other information respecting them will be duly appreciated. Address : 
P. O. Box 20, Kennebunk, Me. Wn. S Thompson. 


Genealogical Queries : 

Easlee.— Who was Lvdia Eastee (so spelled in Medfield records), who April 18, 
1721, married Daniel Wight of Medfield? 

Curtifer. — Who was the widow Curfcifer, Curteford or Crediford. who in the 
first decade of this century married Timothy Wight of Monmouth. Me. ? 

Jackson, — Who was Mary Jackson of Boston, who April 20, 1721, married John 
Potwin, a goldsmith of that city ? 

Polwin. — Who were the parents of the just mentioned John Potwin, who is said 
to have been burn in Boston in 169S ? 

Personal answers to these four queries would greatly oblige William Ward 
Wight, Milwaukee, Wis. William Ward Wight. 

Milwaukee, W'is. 

Hakes.— Solomon Hakes of Westerly, R. 1., made freeman in 1709, and allotted 
100 acres of land, settled in Stonington, Conn., 1710. Can any one give any 
account of this person, whence he emigrated to New England and when? Does 
any known list of emigrants contain his name? Horace Edwin Hayden. 

Wilkes- Bar re. Pa. 

James Bloss was born in Killingly, Ct., Nov. 3, 1702. lie had three wives. I 
wish to obtain the dates of his marriages and whom he married, lie lived after 
his marriage in the adjoining town of Gloucester, R. I. Jakes O. Bloss. 

Stobdakds of the United States and Great Britain. — The New England 
Historic Genealogical Society has been asked by a gentleman living in Scotland, 
about his ancestor in this country, John Stoddard. And remembering the kindness 
already extended in the mother country, to the society as well as to its individual 
members, I would cull upon the friends of the society as welt as members, for 

The statement received is as follows : 

John Stoddard must have left here for England sometime before 175S. His wife 

Mary was a native of Guernsey or Jersey. Their children were Esther, born Dec. 

8, 1758 ; John, born May 11. 1760 ; James, born May 3, 1703 ; William was horn 

I Oct. 24, 1770, at Hurst Castle, in Hampshire, England, where his father then 

| resided. 

In looking over the archives of the society, it is found that there were two of 
the Christian name of John, who from the date of their birth and the lack of 
biographical information, may have gone to England. 

1st. John Stoddard, born March 2, 1710, son of the Rev. Anthony Stoddard, 
who was settled at Woodbury, Conn., where he continued for sixty years, and 
died Sent. 0, 1760. 

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His other children were : 

Solomon, born Oct. 12, 1703; died May 23, 1727. 

Eliakin, born April 3, 1705; died, 1750. 

Elisha, born Nov. 21, 1706 ; died, 1766. 

Israel, born Aug. 7, 1708 ; died May 30, 1727. 

Gideon, born May 27, 1714. 

Abijah, bom Feb. 28, 1713. 
There is an instance in this same family of .Major Amos Stoddard going to England 
about 1791 and 1792, for some entailed property : he was great-grandson of the 
Rev. Anthony Stoddard, and it is stated that his English ancestors were Puritans 
and traced back to 1490, at which time one of them lived in the hamlet of Notting- 
ham in Kent, where he owned 3G0 to 400 acres of land ; one of the descendants of 
the latter, Anthony Stoddard, emigrated to Boston. 

2d- John Stoddard, burn at Wethersfield, Conn., Feb. 10, 1735-6, and was living 
in 1747, a eon of David and Keziah Stoddard, whose other sons were : 

David, born at Wethersfield Sept. 28, 1720, and died unmarried. 

Keziah, born July 17, 1723. 

Samuel, born April 7, 1726. 

Stephen, born March 3, 1732-3. 
Now it is possible that the wills of Rev. Anthony, David, or the wills of their 
sons- may throw some light on John Stoddard who was in England before 1758. 
These, if not in possession of the families, are probably to be found in the towns in 
which they died. So we hope that the registrars, town clerks and. descendants of 
these families of Stoddard, will kindly give what information they can command. 
and thus voluntarily contribute to obligations of gratitude already extended to 
Americans, by the Historical Societies of Great Britain, as well as from individuals 
in that country. a. w. d. e. 

Grieqtes or Graham.— In the Memorial History of Hartford County, Connecti- 
cut, vol. i. page 274, there is this statement : 

" Henry Grihmes, or Graham, 1661, Wethersfield lane; chimney viewer, 1661; 
freeman, 1669 ; d. 1684 ; inv r £745 ; his widow, Mary, d- 1685 ; had 8 ch." 

Is anything more known of this Henry Grihmes or Graham ? Have not 
some of the descendants of his eight children farther information concerning him ? 
His daughter Sarah married John Marvin of Lyme, grandson of the first Keinold 
Marvin ^of Hartford. What became of the other children ? Mrs, Edward E. 
Salisbury, New Haven, Conn., would like to receive from their descendants any 
facts in their possesion in regard to the first settler. 


Timothy Dexter's alleged Spf : culation in Continental Monet.— I have been 
asked several times for my authority for the statement in the article on Timothy 
Dexter, in the October number of the Register, that Dexter gained wealth by 
speculating in continental money, in imitation of John Hancock and Thomas 
Russel. It was taken, with no investigation and no thought, from the Life of 
Timothy Dexcer by Samuel L. Knapp. My main object was to' show how improbable 
are the stories about Dexter 'a speculations in warming-pans etc. etc., that gave 
him his peculiar notoriety, and that have been acceptedf without a question,"and 
I gave but little attention to other points in his history. His biographer, Knapp, 
17S3-1833, was a native of Newburyport, practised law there, knew Dexter, arid 
wrote his life not long after his decease. Born before the adoption of the Con- 
stitution, the whule history of continental money and the other depreciated 
securities of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must have 
been familiar to Knapp and the whole community, just as ail now know the history 
of our greenbacks and government bonds during the late war. The following 
extract is from the Life of Dexter, now a very rare book :— 

" The old continental money was depreciated to almost nothing, and the securi- 
ties issued by the state of Massachusetts, which had for awhile kept public con- 
fidence in that quarter alive, had now sunk to about two shillings and sixpence on 
the pound, The patriotic holders were greatly distressed: many of them, 
possessing nothing for seven years' services but this trash, were forced to part with 

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it for anything they could get. Two benevolent gentlemen in Boston, John 
Hancock, governor of the commonwealth at that time, who had formerly been 
president of the continental congress, and Thomas Russel, the most eminent 
! merchant then in America, to keep up the public confidence and to oblige a friend 
would make purchases of these securities until the amount was considerable. This 
had the desired effect in some measure, and a few other purchasers were found, 
but hard money was sn scarce that not much was done in this brokerage. Dexter, 
finding his great neighbors, Hancock and Russel, doing something in stocks, took 
all his own cash with what his wife had, and in imitation purchased likewise. He 
probably made better bargains than the magnates did. He bought in smaller 
quantities, and had better opportunities to make his purchases Than they had. 
lie felt that he could live on his industry, and ventured all on the chance of these 
securities ever being paid. When Hamilton's funding bill went into operation, he 
was at once a wealthy man, etc." 

Whatever may have been the fact, there can be no doubt from the above extract, 
that, in the opinion of their contemporaries, Dexter, Hancock, and Russel made 
money out of the depreciated securities of the government and state. In the case 
of llancock and Russel, it is attributed to their patriotism, just as patriots during 
the late war purchased our bonds at a large discount. If Knapp was wrong_ in any 
of his statements, it is only additional proof, that what often passes for history is 
largely the creation of historians, and must be received with caution. 

William C. Todd. 

Newburyport, Mass., Dec. 13, 1886. 

Historical Intelligence. 
Leland Stanford Junior University. — The Resources of California, a San Fran- 
cisco monthly publication, for September, 18S8, contains an account of the munifi- 
cent endowment of the Leland Stanford Junior University, at Palo Alto, by lion. 
Leland Stanford, U. S. senator, with views of the residence of Senator Stanford, 
and of sections of the extensive Palo Alto farm given to found the University. It 
contains also portraits and memoirs of Mr. Stanford and the gentlemen named by 
him as trustees of the University, namely, Hon. Lorenzo Sawyer, Judge of the 
LT.S. Circuit Court. Hon. Horace Davis, late member of Congress, Hm. Stephen 
J. Field, Justice of the U. S. Supreme Court, Timothy Hopkins and twenty others. 

The Life and Public Services op the late Brig. Gen. John Wolcott Phelps.— 
This is the title of a carefully prepared and interesting paper read at Boston. Dec. 
1, 1886, before the New England Historic Genealogical Society, by Cecil II. C. 
Howard. Mr. Howard has had many requests for printed copies of his paper, and 
wishes us to announce that if a sufficient number are subscril 2d for at 25 cents a 
copy it will be printed. Address C. H. C. Howard, Astor Library, New York, N. Y. 

Register of Perlethorpe, Notts, 1528-1813.— George W. Marshall, LL.D., 
F.S.A., has in press the register of Perlethorpe, one of the three oldest parish 
registers in England, the others being those of Carburton. in the same county, and 
Elsworth, co. Cambridge. It begin a ten years earlier than the order of Thomas 
Cromwell, afterwards Karl of Essex, as Vicar General in 1538 for the keeping of 
parish registers, and, independently of its genealogical and topographical value, 
is thereforeof more than ordinary interest to antiquaries.- The original register has 
been faithfully copied and will be printed in small folio, page for page, line for line, 
and letter for letter, which will render the book a reliable and trustworthy copy. Dr. 
Marshall has examined the wills and administrations of persons who lived in the parish 
and has added them a^ foot-notes to the burials of those to whom they relate. The 
book will be ready for delivery early in this year. A very limited edition will be printed 
for subscribers, price one guinea. Should any balance remain after defraying the 
cost of printing it will be given to some pious or charitable work in the parish. 
Address, Dr. Marshall, Carlton Hall. Worksop, Notts. 

Genealogical Register of Yv^ells and Kennebunk, Me.— For more than a year 
Mr. Will S. Thompson, of Kennebunk, Me., has been collecting material for a work 

100 Notes and Queries. [Jan. 

with this title. The work will contain full genealogies of the early families brought 
down nearly to the present day, tracing when possible back to the emigrant ancestor. 
It will also include lists of soldiers and town officers. Maps showing the location of 
roads, estates, garrisons, churches and early wills will be given. Persons 
having documents, family records or other information relating to these towns, are 
requested to communicate with Mr. Thompson. 

Portrait of tee Earl or Chatham.— R. A. Brock, Esq., secretary of the Vir- 
ginia Historical Society, has contributed to the Richmond Dispatch, Sept. 26, 1836, 
a full and interesting history of the striking heroie-'sized portrait in oil, displayed 
on tiie wall of the House of Delegates in the Capitol of the State of Virginia, of 
the celebrated orator and statesman, William Pitt, Earl of Chatham, the champion 
Of the constitutional rights of the British colonies in America. It was painted in 
1768 by Charles W ilson Peale, father of Rembrandt Peale, for Edmond Jennings, and 
presented by him to some admirers of Chatham in Westmoreland county, Va. It 
arrived in Virginia in 1709, and was set up at ''Stratford Hall," then the residence of 
Richard Henry Lee, where it remained many years, until on the erection of the new 
court house about 1825, it was lodged in that building. Here it remained till 
December, 1847, when by resolution of the County Court the portrait was trans- 
ferred to the state of Virginia. 

Hoadly's Judges and Officers of the Superior Court of Connecticut.— In 
1885, the Legislature of Connecticut directed the state librarian "to prepare a list of 
Judges of the Superior Court, of the Clerks of the said court, of the State 
Attorneys and of the Sheriffs, with the dates of their respective appointments and 
terms of service from the organization of said court, for publication in the 
volume of Connecticut Reports issued next after said list shall be prepared/' 
Charles J. Hoadly, A.M.. the state librarian, has prepared, in his usual thorough 
and accurate manner, such a list ; and it has been printed as an appendix to the 
fifty-third volume of Connecticut Reports. We regret to say that it has not been 
published in a separate form. As no lists of Clerks, State Attorneys and Sheriffs 
have ever been published, and as other information in this appendix can be found 
no where else, we take pleasure in drawing attention to this compilation. It 
supplies a want, and must have cost Mr. Hoadly a great deal of time and labor. It 
will be of great service to the public. 

Registers of Wandsworth, Scrrev, 1603 to 1787. — It is proposed to publish, 
should a sufficient number of subscribers be obtained, The Parish Registers of 
Wandsworth in the County of Surrey from the commencement in 1603 to 1787. 
The proximity of Wandsworth to Loudon, and the fact that the Registers contain 
numerous entries relative to the Huguenots, both French and Dutch, who settled 
here, give them more than a local interest. It is in the register of this parish that 
the marriage of John Harvard's mother, Mrs. Katherine Fl'.ettson, to Richard Year- 
wood is recorded (See Register, vol. xl. p. 371). The Registers will be edited for 
the vicar of the parish, the Rev. William Reed, M.A., by Mr. John T. Squire and 
will be issued to subscribers in four parts — 1, .Marriages ; 2, Baptisms ; 3, Burials ; 
4, Index and Title page, etc. They will be uniform in size with the Harieian Soci- 
ety's Registers. Price, 5^. each part, or in one volume bound in cloth 21 shillings, 
not including postage. Subscriptions received by Mr. J. T. Squire, 33 Uirdhurst 
Road, Wandsworth, Surrey, England. 

White. — In an old pedigree which has been mislaid, William White or Whyte, 
of Newport, R. I., born cir. 1650. appears as a descendant of a Bishop White. 
Was he the son of Thos. White, Bp. of Peterborough, or Francis White, Bp. of 

Ely? Wm. "White had two daughters, one of whom m. Byles, of Newport. 

Gent., and one Win. Ball, of Philadelphia, Esq. Was he of the family of Wm. 
White of the Mayflower '? Horace Edwin Havden. 

Wilkes Barrc, Pa. 

The Candler Manuscripts. — Joseph James Musketfc, Esq., 5 Park Crescent, 
Stoke Newington. London, England, has nearly ready for the press and will pub- 


1887.] Notes and Queries. 101 

lish if enough copies arc subscribed for to defray the cost, the "well-known 
genealogical manuscripts of Matthias Candler, vicar of Coddenham (b. 1604, 
rl. 1663). The value of these manuscripts in tracing the ancestry of our New Eng- 
land families is appreciated by many genealogists in this country. An account of 
them is printed in the East Anglian, Ipswich, England, Sept. 1886. A part of 
these volumes are in the Bodleian Library and a part in the British Museum. Most 
of the pedigrees in them are obscurely arranged and hard to decypher. Mr, 
Muskett has been engaged for seven years in collecting materials for the genealogi- 
cal history of the county of Suffolk, and has spent much in copying these manuscripts 
and in annotating them, lie has read through the Suffolk wills at London, Bury, 
Ipswich and Norwich, and possesses the means of verifying or correcting thegrent 
majority of Candler's genealogical statements. The work will be thoroughly 
annotated and indexed. It will be well and clearly printed in small quarto, and 
will be furnished to subscribers at one guinea. Subscriptions should be sent at once 
to the above address. No unpublished manuscripts have so great a value as these 
to the genealogists of this country. 

Austin's Genealogical "Dictionary of Rnoos Island. — This important work, of 
which a prospectus will be found at the end of the Register for April, 1883, is an-" 
nonnced as nearly printed, only 40 families remaining to be set in type out of 466 in 
all. The work of indexing has kept pace with the printing. It is expected that 
the book wiil be ready for delivery about the first of April next. 

W. P. TV. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., 124 Chancery Lane, London, England, who 
has contributed several articles to the Register, proposes to make a search at an 
early date in the indexes and calendars of some of the books and records which are 
of special service to the genealogist. The present search will be confined to the 
letter B. Complete lists of all reference to any surname with the Initial B will be 
supplied to those who require them. Terms can be learned from Mr. Philiimore. 
The indexes or calendars to the following records among others will be examined — 
Patent Rolls, Close Rolls, Chancery Proceedings, Depositions, Eoyallst Composi- 
tion Papers, Star Chamber Proceedings, Inquisitiones Post Mortem, Wilis, &c. Tim 
periods searched will be principally or the loth and 17th centuries. The saving of 
labor in this new mode of search is obvious. 

Hitchcock.— The lineage of Augustus Hitchcock (born 1703, died 1865), from a 
paper in his handwriting is printed in the Seymo-ur Record, Nov. 26, 1886. Articles 
on local and family history frequently appear in this paper, which is published by 
W. C. Sharpe, Seymour, Ct. ; price $1 a year. The Record for Nov. 19, under 
the head of ' k Seymour's Early Titles,'" contains an article on " Naugatuck." 

Town Histories in Preparation. — Persons having facts or documents relating to 
any of these towns are advised to send them at once to the person engaged in writ- 
ing the history of that town. 

Woodbury, Conn. By William Cothren, of Woodbury, Cone— Mr. Cothren 
published in 1854 the first volume of his History of Ancient TVoodbury. The vol- 
ume has been long out of print, and he proposes, if 350 copies are subscribed for at 
$4 a volume, to reprint it. See advertisement at the end of this number. 

Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families and 
other information which they think may be useful. We would suggest that all 
facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, especially 
service under the IT. S. Government, the holding of other offices, graduation from 
colleges or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates of birth, mar- 
riages, residence and death. When there are more than one Christian name they 
should all be given in full if possible. No initials should be used when the full 
names are known. 

Bloat. By James O. Bloss, 123 Pearl street, New York, N. Y.— The emigrant 
ancestor of this family was Edmond Blosse or Bloyoe, who settled at Wa:ertown, 
Mass., as early as 1639. Mr. Bloss has many of the lines brought down to the 

102 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

present generation. Any information sent to the above address will be thankfully 

Brown, By Wilbur Cutter Brown, P. 0. Box 26S4, Boston, Mass.— Mr. Brown 
is compiling a genealogy of the descendants of Bartholomew and Sarah (rlea) 
Brown, and asks assistance from the readers of the Register. See last number, 
where Mr. Brown's name was erroneously printed. William. 

Otitis. By Cecil II. C. Howard, As tor Library, New York city.— Mr. Howard 
has made good progress on a genealogy of this family, and solicits further infor- 
mation from those who can assist him. 

Dv.rant. By the Rev. William Durant, Morristown, N. J.— The Rev. Mr. 
Durant is collecting genealogical materials relating to all of families of this name 
in this country. lie will especially endeavor to trace the descendants of John 
Durant, who settled in Billeriea, Mass., in 1659, and of George Durant who settled 
in Middle-town, Ct., in 1063. The latter had a son Edward and four daughters 
who married John \\ ade, John Waller, Samuel Shethar, Benjamin Chapman, Amos 
Tinker and Samuel Tinker, whose descendants it is desired to trace. Genealogical 
blanks have been printed and will be sent to those who intend to furnish informa- 
tion for this work. 

Sherman. By the Rev. David Sherman, D.D., of Hollistou, Mass.— lie has in 
preparation a Genealogy of both the Plymouth Shermans, who descend from 
William Sherman, one of the original settlers of Marshfield, and the Boston 
Shermans, including the descendants of Capt. John, and Pastor John, of Water- 
town, Samuel, who settled in Bridgeport, Conn., and Philip an original settler 
of Rhode Island. All the descendants who have not furnished their record are 
desired to do so at once by corresponding with Dr. Sherman. 

Taylor. By William 0. Taylor, Sheiburne Falls, Mass.— Mr. Taylor has been 
engaged for several years in collecting material for a genealogy of the descendants 
of John Taylor of Windsor, Ct. , and has extensive records relative to this family. He 
has also much material concerning other Taylors. He will be thankful for genealogi- 
cal information relative to the name, and will render any aid in his power to 
genealogists seeking information about the Taylors. 

Wight. By William Ward Wight, of Milwaukee, Wis. — lie has been engaged 
for several years upon a Genealogy of the family of Wight, supplementary to, and 
a revision of, a little volume published about forty years ago by the late Danforth 
Phipps Wight, M.D., of Dedham, Mass. Mr. Wight expects to print his manu- 
script during the ensuing year. Meanwhile he will gladly welcome additions to 
his material from members of the family either in male or female lines, as well as 
from fellow compilers of genealogies. Any information in Mr. Wight's possession 
relative to this family and to intermarrying families is at the disposal of inquirers. 


New-England Historic Genealogical Societv. 

Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, April 7, 1886. — A quarterly meeting was held at 
the Society's House, IS Somerset Street, this afternoon at 3 o'clock, the president, the 
Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., LL.D., in the chair. 

The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, the corresponding secretary, exhibited and announced 
with critical remarks some of the more important donations during the past month. 

Hon. Charles Cowley, LL.D., of Lowell, read a paper on "Judicial Falsifications 
of History." 

The Rev. Mr. Slafter, the corresponding secretary, reported six letters accepting the 
membership to which they had been elected, namely : Edward P. Wells of Somer- 
ville, Thomas E. Proctor of Boston, Thomas G. Frothingham of Charlestown, War- 
ren Hapgood of Boston, and Charles U. Bell of Lawrence, as resident members, and 
David S. Kellogg, M.D., of Blattsburg, X. Y., as a correspondine; member. 

John. Ward Dean, the librarian, reported as donations in March il volumes and -13 

The Rev. Inevease X. Taibox, D.D., the historiographer, reported memorial 
sketches of eight deceased members: the Most Rev. Richard Chenevix Trench. D.D., 
the Rev. Nicholas lloppin, D.D., Prof. William S. Clark, George 11. Allan, William 
Temple, John B. Moreau, John G. Webster, and Francis M. Weld. 

1887.] Societies and their Proceedings, 103 

May 5. — A. stated meeting was held this afternoon at the same place and hour, 
President Wilder in the chair. 

The corresponding secretary announced donations. 

President Wilder "announced that the late Francis Merrill Bartlett, of Cambridge, 
had bequeathed to the Society his entire library of nearly 1600 volumes, a choice col- 
lection of books on the specialties of the Society. (See Register, si. 410.) The 
Rev. A. B. Muzzey and D. G. Haskins, Jr.. were appointed a committee to prepare 
resolutions for the next meeting. 

The Rev. E. II. Byington, of Monson, read a paper on "William Pynchon, Gent," 

The corresponding secretary reported the acceptance of Robert C. Winthrop, Jr., 
Henry F. Hamilton, William G. Shillaber and James Schouler, all of Boston, 
Charles II. Little-field of Lawrence, William F. Wheeler of Lincoln, and the Hon. 
John B. Alley of Lynn, as resident members, and Rev. George M. Hills, D.D., as a 
corresponding member. 

The librarian reported 1730 volumes and 302 pamphlets as donations in April. 

The historiographer reported memorial sketches of four deceased members : the 
Rev. Frederick Brown, Philip H. Went worth, the Hon. John J. Babson, and the 
Hon. Charles Adams, Jr. 

June 2. — A monthly meeting was held this afternoon, President Wilder in the 

The president announced the deaths of two vice-presidents of the Society: the 
Hon. George C.Richardson, representing Massachusetts, and the Hon. John R. Bart- 
lett for Rhode Island. 

Hamilton A. Hill reported resolutions on the death of Mr. Richardson, which were 

A. II. Hoyt and John W. Dean were appointed to prepare for the next meeting 
resolutions on the death of Vice-President Bartlett, 

The Rev. A. B. Muzzey reported resolutions on the death of the Society's bene- 
factor, Francis M. Bartlett, which were adopted. 

Philip H. Smith, oi Pawling, N. Y., read a paper on "The Acadian Expulsion." 

[The paper was printed in full in the Boston Eve/tiny l^ranscripi, June 26, ISSO.] 

Maine Historical Society. 

Portland, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1886. — The Winter sessions of this Society were held 
this day, the president, the Hon. James W. Bradbury, LL.D., in the chair. 

The afternoou session commenced at half- past two. 

Hubbard W. Bryant, the secretary and librarian, presented his annual report. 

Hon. Joseph Williamson read a poper on " Colonization in Maine in. 1601." 

William H. Smith read a paper entitled "A Group of Miniatures." It was a gen- 
ealogical sketch of the Livermore Family. 

James Phinney Baxter presented to the Society in behalf of Sir Josiah Pierce of 
London, at vhose they had been copied, some important papers relating to 
the history of Maine. Mr. Baxter called attention to these papers, and followed by 
■an account of the valuable manuscripts and maps collected by himself while in Eng- 
land in 1S85 and 1886. 

A paper on •' The First Book of York Deeds," by H. W\ Richardson, was read by 
the secretary. 

E. P. Burnham and Joseph Williamson were appointed a committee to express to 
the New-England Historic Genealogical Society, sympathy for the loss of its presi- 
dent, the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, LL.D., and" the respect felt for Mr. Wilder by 
the Maine Historical Society. 

The evening session commenced at half-past seven. 

Hon. W. W. Thomas, Jr., read a paper on "The Island of Gotland and the ancient 
City of Wisby." 

Edward H. Ehvell read a paper on "The History of the Schools cf Portland." 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 1886. — A stated meeting of this Society was held last 
evening, the president, Prof. William Gammell. LL.D., in the chair. 

Charles M. Parsons, M.D., read a paper on "Town .Names in Rhode Island." and 
was followed by Edward Field, 2d, in a paper on " The Fortifications around Provi- 
dence." Remarks were made by Judge Carpenter and Prof. Gammell. 

Feh. 9. — A stated meeting was held this evening. 

The Rev. W. F, B. Jackson read a paper on "The Trial of Anne Hutchinson." 

104 Societies and their Proceedings. [Jan. 

Feb. 23.— The regular meeting was held last evening, Charles W. Parsons, M.D., in 
the chair. 

Prof. Mathews, of Boston, read a paper on "The Battle of Waterloo." 

March 9. — A stated meeting was held this evening. 

James Burdick, of Newport, read a paper entitled " Reminiscences of a California 
'Forty-niner,' " 

Mar. 23. — A meeting was held this evening, President Gammell in the chair. 

Rev. James P. Root, of Providence, read a" paper on " Capt. Arthur Fenner," after 
which the Hon. Charles II. Dennison read a paper on "The History and Romance of 
the South County." Remarks from President Gammell, Hon. Amos Perry and ex- 
Judge Bradley followed. . 

April 6. — A quarterly meeting was held this evening, President Gammell in the 

On motion of Charles W. Parsons, M.D., resolutions were passed approving the 
undertaking of B. F. Stevens, of London, to collect from the European archives, 
letters relating to the American Revolution, which the Society agrees with other 
historical societies in regarding as eminently deserving the aid of the Government of 
the United States. 

Rev. James P. Root read a second and concluding paper on "Capt. Arthur 

July 6. — A quarterly meeting was held this evening, President Gammell in the 

A communication on the death of Hon. John R. Bartlett was read. 

The Rev, Crawford Nightingale read a paper on "The Nightingale Family," and 
J. O. Austin a paper on " Some Phases of Genealogical Study." 

President Gammell then gave an account of the opening of the grave of William 
Blackstone in Lonsdale, which took place May 6th last. The land has been pur- 
chased by the Lonsdale Company, who will erect a mill on it, but the remains will be. 
carefully preserved for future interment. 

Chicago Historical Society. 

Chicago, III, Nov. 16, 1886. — The annual meeting was held in the Society's hall 
140-4'i Dearborn Avenue. Hon. E. B, Washburne, the president, occupied the 

The librarian, Albert D. Hager, made his annual report, showing an addition to 
the library of 2160 bound volumes and 4393 unbound books and pamphlets during 
the year. These added to former accessions make a total of 1-1,181 bound volumes 
and 39,728 unbound books. 

The treasurer's report showed that the total receipts for the year, with balance on 
hand at commencement, were $2670.13. The expenditures, including salary of libra- 
rian, binding books, and all other expenses, were $2457.54, leaving a balance of 
$212.59 in the treasury. 

Mr. E. G. Mason, for executive committee, made reports of the Jonathan Burr and 
Lucretia Pond Trust Funds. The former ($2000) is safely invested and has an 
income of $240 on hand. 

The Lucretia Pond Fund of $13,500 is also safely invested, and from its income 
$940.07 have been expended during the past year for books. A balance of $275.89 of 
the income is on hand. 

Mr. Au<-mstas H. Burley, for trustees of the Gilpin Fund, reported the assets on 
hand as follows: Bonds (par value), $75,400; cash, $71.65. 

Eleven persons were elected members of the Society, and the following were 
elected officers of the Society r 

President. — E. B. Washburne. 

Vice-Presidents.— E. G. Mason, A. C. McClurg. 

Secretary and Librarian. — Albert D. Hager. 

Treasurer. — Henry H. Nash. 

Executive Commiteee, to serve four years. — Henry J. Nilling, Levi Z. Leiter. 

Hon. Grant Goodrich was introduced and read a biographical memoir of the late 
Col. Gurdon S. Hubbard, one of Chicago's earliest settlers and most respected 

Mr. Levi Z. Leiter presented an excellent oil portrait of Col. Hubbard to the Soci- 
ety, for which a unanimous vote of thanks was tendered him for his generous 

1887.] Necrology oj Historic Genealogical Society. 105 


Prepared by the Rev. Lvcrsase X. Tarbox, D.D., Historiographer of the Society. 

The historiographer would inform the society, that the sketches pre- 
pared for the Register are necessarily brief in consequence of the 
limited space which can be appropriated. All the facts, however, he is 
able to gather, are retained in the Archives of the Society, and will aid in 
more extended memoirs for which the "Towne Memorial Fund,'" the gift 
of the late William B. Towne, A.M., is provided. Four volumes, printed 
at the charge of this fund, entitled " Memorial Biographies," edited by 
the Committee on Memorials, have been issued. They contain memoirs of 
all the members who have died from the organization of the society to the 
year 18G2. A fifth volume is in preparation. 

Most Rev. Richard Chenevix Trench, D.D., a corresponding member, 
admitted Sept. 5, 1859, was born in Dublin, Ireland, Sept. 9, 1S07, and died in 
Dublin, March 28, 188G. His father was Richard Trench, born in Wood- 
lawn, County of Galway, Ireland, in 1774. His mother was Melisira Chenevix. 
She was the granddaughter of Dr. Chenevix, Bishop of Waterford, to whom so 
many of Lord Chesterfield's letters were addressed. 

Archbishop Trench was graduated at Trinity College, Cambridge, in 1829. 
He first attracted attention to himself after his graduation, as a poet, publishing 
two volumes of poems, which were favorably received and read. This was while 
he was incumbent of Curdridge Chapel. Thence he was called in 1341 to bo 
curate of Alverstuke. Honors soon began to fall thickly upon him. By rapid 
promotions he was made rector of Itchen Stoke, was chosen by Bishop Wilberforce, 
of Oxford, to be his examining Chaplain, was made Hulsian Lecturer at Cam- 
bridge for 1845 and 1846, in 1847 was made Theological Professor and Examiner 
at King's College, London; became Dean of Westminster in 185b', and he'd that 
place at the time he was made corresponding member of this Society; in 1864 ho 
was consecrated Archbishop of Dublin, as the successor of Dr. Whately. He 
resigned his office of Archbishop two years ago, in 1851. 

Dr. Trench has long been recognized by scholars as one of the ablest writers 
of England, on the topics which are naturally allied with his profession. If wc 
were to attempt, in the most rapid way, to give even the tides of his published 
works, it would swell this notice far beyond the limits here allowed. By and by, 
when his name shall be reached in the succession of Memorial Volumes, whoever 
shall be the writer will lind a large and attractive field spread out before him. 

In 1332, he was united in marriage with his cousin, Frances Mary Trench, 
and by this marriage there has been a large family of children. 

Charles Woolley, Esq., a resident member, admitted April 7, 1867, was 
born in Boston, Aug. 4, 1802, and died in Waltham, Oct 30, 1866. His father 
was Charles Woolley, born in London, England, Apr. 9, 1768. His mother was 
Susanna Bentley, youngest daughter of Joshua Bentlev, and sister of Rev. 
William Bentlev, of Salem. See Register, xxiii. 110. She was born in 
Boston, Aug. 22, 1774. His grandfather was James Woolley, of Newcastle on 
the Tyne, north of England, who married Ann Saunders, of London, in Sept., 
1 760, and resided in London. Their sun Charles came to this country in the 
iatter part of the last century, and resided in Newport. His marriage with Miss 
Bentley took place in 1796. From this marriage there were two children, Ann 
"Saunders and Charles. Charles the father was a sea-faring man, the Commander 
vol. xli. 10 

106 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

of the ship Marquis de Saumarez, of Boston, and on a voyage to the "West Indies 
he died at Havana, Sept. 29, 1802, when his son, the subject of this sketch, was 
not yet two months old. By the subsequent marriage of his mother to Mr. David 
■ Childs, the boy in early life was carried to Groton, Mass., where his boyhood 
and youth were passed. 

Mr. Woolley had such education, in those early years, as the country school 
afforded, after which he was trained for a life of business. The Boston Journal, 
in its issue of Monday, Nov. 1, 1886, has the following: " He was the pioneer 
in the business of dredging harbors, and for many years the principal owner in 
the Boston Submarine Dredging Company. Mr. Woolley was a man of strict 
integrity and highly respected by all who knew him. lie had a fondness for 
antiquarian matters, liv was married at Groton on May G, 1827, to Miss Catha- 
rine Elizabeth Colburn, who survives him with six children, four sons and two 
daughters. He was the father of Charles Woolley, of Groton. and ex-Alderman 
Woolley, of East Boston." As the years have been passing on, new inventions 
and new methods have been coming into use, and this business is not so profit- 
able now as it was forty or fifty years ago. 

Mr. Woolley was a man who had the thorough respect of his fellow men, and 
he passes away, leaving to his family and the world an excellent name and 


The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 

Westchester-Countyi New York, during the American Revolution. By Henry B. 
Dawsox, Morrisania, New York City. 1886. Pp. vii. 281, imperial octavo. 
With Maps, Wood Cuts and a Portrait of the Author. To be obtained of the Au- 
thor, Home Street, Morrisania, N. Y. Price $6. Delivered free in any part of 
the United States or of Canada. 

The history of the American Revolution still remains unwritten. Many persons 
have undertaken the work ; but no one of their productions, whether of American or 
of foreign authorship, beginning with the earliest and including the latest and most 
pretentious, is satisfactory in respect of completeness, ac mracy and freedom from 
bias. The materials requisite for such a history as the subject demands are rapidly 
accumulating. The public and the private papers of statesmen, diplomatists and 
official agents, and of officers who served with the British, French and American 
forces, respectively, are constantly brought to light: and these are published or 
placed in accessible repositories. Elaborate biographies of the more prominent 
characters of that epoch continue to be given to the public. To these materi- 
als must be added the histories of states, counties and towns, "which are issuing from 
the press almost daily. From all these resources new and important information is 
obtainable. Moreover, the archives of the European governments are now, as never 
before, opening to the inspection arid use of our historical students, and it is prob- 
able that very soon we shall have complete transcripts of all the essentially impor- 
tant contents of those archives, so far as they concern the American Revolution. 
Without this aid, the history of the Revolution cannot be thoroughly explored, 
nor can it be understood. 

In view of these facts, it is plain enough that the time is almast ripe for some 
competent persons to beirin the great task of preparing such a history as shad 
exhaust the materials and be worthy of the American [Topic and of the Revolu- 
tionary epoch, — an epoeli covering the period extending from L7(>0 to 17^1. Such a 
history w^d disclose all the causes of the Revolution which operated in the seve- 
ral colonies, whether the same were at the time ostensible and declared, or in- 
cluded other causes not openly expressed. All the important facts will be clearly 

1887.] Booh Notices, 107 

and accurately narrated. The various military and naval operations of the war 
will be described with equal lucidity and completeness, The political issues and 
financial problems connected with or growing put of the war, at home and abroad, will 
be adequately considered, and the social condition /if the people during that strag- 
gle faithfully portrayed. Full and exact justice will be rendered to all concerned, — 
to those colonists who took up arms and supported the cause of Independence, as 
well as to those who, for conscientious reasons, or (or other and sufficient reasons, 
refused to support the war. It will measure out to each of the chief characters 
and parties in that contest, whether in the Meld or in the legislative councils, and 
whether at home or abroad, their due proportion of praise ami blame. AH this, it 
is needless to say, involves a thorough revision and, in some important particulars, 
a very considerable recasting of what has been accepted as history. Such a history 
would be more complete, more accurate, more impartial, and altogether more satis- 
factory than any work we now have. 

It is obvious that the collecting of the materials, the careful and discriminating 
study of the same, and the writing of the several parts of the history that shall meet 
these requirements, is a labor altogether beyond the ability of anyone man. lie 
who might be best qualified, for example, for dealing with the political relations of 
Great Britain and her American colonies, and the relations of those colonies to each 
other, would not he the best qualified, as experience has shown, for an intelligent 
and critical explication of the military operation-; of the war. The writers selected 
for the several colonies should be person- who are not only fully competent in re- 
spect of learning and sound judgment, but. if such a thing be possible, absolutely free 
from prejudice, whether local, sectional, class, or personal. Their several contri- 
butions should, finally, be committed to a wisely-chosen editor, to be fused by him 
into a continuous and consistent history. 

In the volume before us, Mr. Dawson has made an original and important con- 
tribution to tiie materials of the history of the Revolution. His Prefatory Note 
opens with the following statement : " The history of the County of West- 
chester, New YorK, during the period commencing with the Spring of 177-1, and 
closing with the 'Winter of 17S3, contains more of general interest than can be found 
in the history of any other County in the United States, during the same period, 
that of Suffolk, in Massachusetts, and that of New York, in New York, not ex- 
cepted." This may seem an exaggerated statement, but we are disposed to believe 
that the careful reader of this volume will finally concede that the claim is 
made good. All persons who are familiar with the several histories of the Revolu- 
tion are aware that the writers have given but little space to the political affairs of 
Westchester County during the period mentioned, or to those of the County or 
City of New York, with which the affairs of the former were closely related. 
Nor do they seem to have made a thorough study of the operations of the bellige- 
rent armies, or of the parts played therein by the principal military officers. Much 
less do any of the writers seem to have investigated the origin and character of 
those influences,— proceeding chiefly from the City of New Y< rk. — by which a lar^e 
number of the inhabitants of Wettchester County were converted into lukewarm 
spectators or into active opposers of the war. 

In order to do what has hitherto been neglected, the author has made (to use his 
own language) " a record of those influences, obtruded from beyond the County 
itself, in known opposition to the inclination of " the inhabitants of the Coun- 
ty, " which, during the earlier revolutionary era. transformed a well-cultivated and 
highly productive region into one over which, without the baleful assistance of a 
foreign enemy, were spread, by fellow-colonists arid fellow-subjects, the sickening 
evidences of ... . partisan bitterness and relentlessness, presented in the devastation 
and waste and desolation which, everywhere throughout the County, then prevailed 
— of those influences, wielded by men who are unduly claimed to have been patri- 
otic and virtuous, which carried with them, into the quiet and peaceful homesteads 
of agricultural Westchester. County, persecution and outrage and barbarism, such 
as the world has seldom seen." .... " We have endeavored to trace the evil indu- 
ences back, to their origin, and forward .... to their final sad results ; and in more 
than one instance, we have seen those who controlled and wielded those influences 
climb over the shattered remains of .... industrious and Contented families, and 
peaceful and plentifully-supplied homes and productive farms, from the scenes of 
plunder .... and general ruin, of misery and helplessness and woe, in which they 
had l^een the principal actors, to tho<e high places of honor and emolument and 

Eawer to which they had aspired, and for the attainment of which they had not 
esitated to bring ail that wretchedness and ruin on others." 

108 Book Notices. [Jan. 

The author sets forth the narrative in great J •tail, and with abundant quotations 
from documents, letters, sworn contemporary testimony, and evidence taken from 
the lips of ancicnc and trustworthy witnesses. Other authorities are cited in the 
copious notes. In the course of his work the author deals with great plainness in 
respect to the motives and conduct of certain popular leaders at the Revolution- 
ary era, in the Province of New York. The allegations made in that regard are, 
for the most part, new to us, and we do not undertake here and now to pass upon 
them. If the charges ore true they deserve serious consideration ; if they are refu- 
futable, the refutation should be made public. 

The military operations within the County of Westchester in 1776. and particu- 
larly those which culminated in the indecisive engagement at White Plains, where 
after a brief contest between portions of the two armies, each party retreated from 
the other, are described with a degree of clearness and particularity which we be- 
lieve has not been approached by any previous writer on the subject. We observe, 
also, that the brilliant exploits of Colonel (afterwards General) John Glover, 
at Pelham, on October 18, and of Colonel (afterwards General and Governor) John 
Brooks, at Chatterton Hill, on October 28, are graphically described, and the skill 
and bravery of those gallant and worthy officers are now for the first, time adequate- 
ly commemorated. 

Mr. Dawson had already made the students of American history his debtors by 
his " Battles of the United States by Sea and Land," his excellent edition of the 
" Federalist," and his invaluable " Historical Magazine." He has increased this 
debt by this his latest— we hope not his last—production. It was prepared for, 
and makes the sixth chapter of Scharfs History of Westchester County, recently 
published. In the 231 imperial octavo pages the author has compressed as much 
text, he states, as is contained in three of the large volumes of Bancroft's History 
combined. The edition is limited to 250 copies, of which only 200 are for sale. 
We cannot doubt that these will be quickly sought for. The author has spent sev- 
eral years on this work, and it clearly attests the fact that a great deal of research 
and iahor have been expended in its preparation. 

Com. by Albert 11. Hoyi ', A.M., of Boston. 

The Story of a Concord Farm and its Owners. By Grindall Reynolds. February 
1, 1S83. A Lecture delivered before the Concord Lyceum. 8vo. pp. 29. 
This little pamphlet gives us, in a very interesting and readable form, the history 
of the location variously known as North Hill, Lee's Hill, Barrett's Hill, Hurd's 
Hill and Nawshawtuck. in the town of Concord, Mass. ; with sketches of the various 
owners of the farm which is situated upon it. The readers of the article by Dr. 
Edward Jarvis on bk The Supposed Decay of Families," in this Register (No. clii. 
p. 385), will find this pamphlet serve as an admirable pendant to the remarks of 
Dr. Jarvis. 

The writer begins with the first owners, the Indians, always an interesting topic. 
Major Simon Willard, the first white owner, he design itcs as preeminently the 
founder of Concord, and gives a very interesting sketch of his life and services to 
the community in which he lived. His successor was Capt. Thomas Marshall, one 
of Cornwallis's soldiers, and the innkeeper of u The Blew Anchor " on the Saugus 
River. He must have been a jolly old fellow from, all accounts, but his biographer 
here considers him as much '* more entertaining than useful." The next occupant, 
the first whom Shattuck records, was Henry Woodis, and, as the Rev. Mr. Rey- 
nolds writes, the very one of wlmm we know the least. He purchased the farm in 
16G1, but probably owned considerable land in the town before that date. In 16GB 
his house was burned to the ground, and his ^>n perished in the flames. Mr. Rey- 
nolds thinks the building burned to have been distinct from the one erected by Si- 
mon Willard. The farm then remained in the hands of nis descendants, although 
not of his name, until 1814, as it passed to Joseph Lee who married a daughter of 
Henry Woodis, then to his son Dr. Joseph Lee, and to his son in turn Dr. Joseph. 
Lee, the tory. He died in 1707, and it passed from one Lee hand to another until, 
in 1814 William (Billy) Gray, of Boston, purchased it. Judge S. P. P. Fay owned 
it in 1821, holding until 1828 for his sister's husband,' Joseph Barrett, himself a 
descendant on his mother's side from Henry Woodis. Ail of these men are very 
pleasantly treated at Mr. Reynolds's hands. He handles the tory, Dr. Joseph Lee, 
rather freely, and gives intimations regarding his descendants which are not very 
complimentary, but of that further. The successive owners receive due mention. 
The farm now is in the possession of Mr. Charles Henry Hurd. The old house, as 

1887.] Booh Notices. 109 

built by Simon Willard, bat greatly improved upon, was burnt to the ground in 

We have not space in this brief notice to more than outline this interesting ma- 
terial which Mr. Reynolds has brought together. lie mentions among others the 
fact that the timber of which the Constitution was built, was cut from Lee's Hill. 
A sketch of the old house, as seen from the bridge, was made by Mr. Frank Beilew 
some years before its destruction, and has been photographed quite satisfactorily. 
One interest move centres around this old house, as it was the abiding place of 
twelve Harvard students during the siege of Biston — this being an annex to Har- 
vard College for that period. 

Mr. Reynolds is able to say but little about Henry Woodis, and yet, as he says, 
" during his fifty years life in Concord he filled some honorable positions," and 
"many, if not most of the old families have a few drops of Henry Woodis's blood 
in their veins.*' Family tradition* says that Henry Woodhouse (Woodis) was the 
younger son of a rich family in Bruton St. London, who came to New England in 
1633, then about nineteen years of age, and brought with him a good estate in spe- 
cie, lie left two houses in London and several good houses in Derbyshire. These 
two estates were given to him by a rich uncle. There is now in existence a legal 
document signed by him in 1664, with a seal affixed, upon which appears a bull's 
head on a shield. After being settled upon his farm at Concord, he proposed to go 
to England and settle his affairs as soon as the people there were quiet, and engag- 
ed a passage for that purpose, but the captain slipped away and left him ; the vessel 
was lost, lie put stores on board another ship, and he and his wife went to Boston 
in order to go to London, hut she was taken sick and the ship sailed without them 
and was cast away and every life lost. His wife contented herself without trying 
again. He attempted a third time ; shipped a chest with stores, but the ship sailed 
a clay sooner than was agreed upon. He was left behind and the ship foundered at 
sea. The good man's heart was warmed with a sense of the goodness of the mercy 
of God towards him and his family in these three disappointments. Had he gone 
in either vessel he must have perished with the rest. His house took fire in the 
night of February '2, 1666 (dates differ ; another account says fifteen years after set- 
tling). The tire was supposed to begin in the cellar. The snow was about five feet 
deep, wind north-west and extremely cold. Mr. Woodhouse, with his wife and 
daughters, caved themselves by jumping from the chamber windows with only their 
linen on. Their only son John perished in the flames, and everything in the house 
was burned. Their nearest neighbor was a mile off, and they came very near per- 
ishing before any relief afforded itself, which was not until morning, when the 
smoke alarmed their neighbors, who came to their assistance. In the mean time 
they preserved themselves from perishing by driving the hogs from the pen and 
taking shelter in it. Mrs. Woodhouse froze her feet so as to be a cripple whilst she 

Mr. Reynolds writes : " How, in those days, — when practically Ipswich was as 
far from Concord as Chicago is now, — Joseph Lee and Mary \\ cod is met at all, and 
especially met frequently enough to contemplate matrimony, is the problem. But 
they did, and in 167S were married."' Family tradition again says: As his, Jo- 
seph's, father (John Lee of Ipswich, 1631) and Henry Woodhouse of Concord had 
been neighbors in London, the acquaintance was continued in this country. In 
consequence of which a marriage between this Joseph and Mary, eldest daughter of 
Mr. Woodis, took place. 

The farm passed from Dr. Joseph Lee at his death in 1797. to Samuel Lee, his 
sixth child, H. C. 1776, who resided in the provinces during the revolution. It 
must have passed from him to John and from John to Silas, as stated by Mr. 

Mr. Reynolds dwells upon the torvism of Dr. Joseph Lee, and his quarrelsome 
disposition in church matters, and pictures him as " somewhat selfish, a man of set 
opinions, and not a little resolute and pugnacious in the assertion of them." In 
short, lie gives him a character which was his probably by right of inheritance from 
his great-grandfather, the Lee ancestor, John of Ipswich, 1631— and which others 
of the name have developed from' time to time. But further on, where he notes 
" as an interesting case of persistence of family type, that while Dr. Joseph Lee 
was a tory in the Revolution, his son John, in the war of 1812, was a federalist to 
the verge of disloyalty, and his grandson John was in the war of the rebellion in 

* Our experience with traditions, and especially with family traditions, leads us to re- 
ceive them with great caution. — Editor. 
VOL. XLI. 10* 

110 Book Notices. [Jan. 



sympathy with the South and opposed feo the government," he oversteps the mark. 
In thecase of the grandson John, he is certainly mistaken. 

Dr. Joseph Leo had as sons — 1. Joseph, [I. 0. 1765, a clergyman, whose descend- 
ants have always been highly respected in the community ; none of his descendants 
happen to bear the name of John Lee. 2. Jonas, a farmer in Concord ; none of his 
descendants bear the name of John Lee. Jonas was as warmly a friend to the cause 
of liberty as his father to the Crown, and had influence enough in the councils of 
the Whigs to save his father much insult and protect him from injury either in 
person or property. His name appears upon the muster roll of the Minute Men, No- 
vember '25, 177B. Alter the war he was a representative in the state legislature as 
a Democrat in 1806, 1803 and 1812. 3. John, settled at Penobscot, now Castine, 
Maine. He died Oct. -20, 181-2. II is commission as Collector of the Port of Penob- 
scot was signed by George Washington, August 4, 1780. His commission as In- 
spector of the same district was also signed by Washington, March £, 1792, and 
countersigned by Thomas Jefferson. He was a Federalist, and like most of that 
party in New England probably opposed the war of 1812. His descendants do not 
credit the record of his disloyalty. His only son to reach manhood was John, who 
settled in 1832 at Bucksport, Maine, where he was Collector of Customs until 1861, 
at which time he was seventy-three years of age. He accepted office under Andrew 
Jackson, and was an active politician, being opposed to the Republican administra- 
tion, but he was in no sense opposed to the government, or to any measures for the 
good of the country. At the beginning of the war, on account of his age. he took 
no part at all in public matters, and quietly attended to his own business to the 
end of his life in 1800, enjoying the respect and esteem of his townsmen, including 
a great many republican friends, lie bad one son John Josiah, now living, who 
lias for years held the position of provisional assistant civil engineer in the Corps 
of Engineers U. S. Army, and who held this position throughout the war, being in 
charge of important military works during that time. His only son is also a civil 
engineer and assists his father. 4. Samuel, who resided in the provinces during 
the revolutionary war, being probably a tory in his feeling. None of his descend- 
ants were named John, to arrive to manhood, but two of his grandchildren played 
reputable and prominent parts in the late war of the rebellion, viz. : Silas Joseph 
Lee, Ass't Surg. U. S. Vols., who died of chronic diarrhoea contracted in the line of 
duty; and Samuel Perry Lee, aide-de-camp to Gen. Birn.ey, severely wounded at 
Fredericksburg as Captain 3d Me. Vols. ; .aide-de-camp to Gen. Sickles, severely 
wounded at Gettysburg, requiring amputation at the right shoulder joint ; Captain 
45th U. S. Inf'ry, and retired Dec. 15, 1870, as Bvt. Major and Bvt. Lt, Col. U. S. 
Army. 5. Silas, lawyer at Wiscasset, Maine, representative to the U. S. Congress, 
1799-1801, tbr Lincoln County, Kennebec District ; U. S. District Attorney for the 
Maine District, as appointed by Jefferson ; Judge of Probate, etc. etc. No children. 

This completes the record of the descendants of Dr. Joseph Lee, so far as it has 
any I earing on this subject, and it stems to give a full and satisfactory answer to 
the last quotation .from Mr. Reynolds's otherwise valuable little work. As a 
supplement to that publication, it is hoped this will prove also of value. 

By William Lee. M.D., of Washington, D.C. 

Diary of Thomas Bobbins, D.D. 1790-1851. Printed for his Nephew. Owned 
by the Connecticut Historicnl Society. In two Volumes. Edited and Annotated 
by Increase N. Tarbox. Vol. I. 1790-1825. Boston: Beacon Press; Thomas 
Todd. Printer. 1SB6. Royal 8vo. pp. vii.-fl052. 

Rev. Thomas Robbins, D.D., the author of this Diary, was son of Rev. Am mi Ru- 
hama and Elizabeth (Le Baron) Robbins, and was born in the town of Norfolk, 
Connecticut, August 11. 1777. At the age of nineteen he graduated at Williams 
College and Yale, and for several years devoted his time to preaching and teach- 
ing without the pastoral relation. In 1800, he became pastor of the Congre- 
gational Church in what was then the South Parish of East Windsor, Connecti- 
cut, where ho remained till 1.527. In 1829, he accepted the pastoral relation of 
the Congregational Church in Stratford, Connecticut. In 1832, he became pastor 
of the Congregational Church at Mattapoisett in the town of Rochester, Massa- 
chusetts, where he continue! till IS 11, when lis became the Librarian of the 
Connecticut Historical Society at Hartford, where he remained till 1851; after 
lingering about two years in great feebleness by physical infirmities, he closed an 
active and useful life with his niece, Mrs. Elizabeth (Robbins) Allen, September 
13, 1850, at the age of seventy-nine. He was never married, but eminently social, 
rehned in manners, and fond of society. 

1837.] Booh Notices, 111 

His Diary presents several important and interesting facts : 1. It shows that 
the great aim of his life was to do good, to make the world better, and to this 
purpose he devoted all of his energies, identifying himself with every institution 
and enterprise that would seem to aid in the accomplishment of his object. 2. He 
early conceived the idea of collecting a large Library, and to this work he devoted 
much of his life, and was successful in the undertaking. It is a collection of rare, 
valuable publications, embracing works in all departments of literature, and is sup- 
posed to be larger than any Library possessed by any other clergyman in New 
England. It is now the property of the Connecticut Historical Society, and may 
be seen at the Society's rooms in Hartford. 3. The Diary is unique, and will long 
remain a marvel in literature. It was commenced while the author was a student, 
in 1796, and continued to 1S54, for fifty-eight years, being a daily record during 
that period, with the exception of a very few small breaks, occasioned by sickness. 
The daily jottings are brief, embracing current news and events, which he regarded 
worthy of note. He notes the state of the weather, visits schools, attends large 
public gatherings, rides much, has a good horse when not cheated in purchasing,, 
visits the sick, attends funerals and weddings, writes sermons and letters, receives 
and entertains company, works in Library, always lias some important work on. 
hand for reading, exchanges pulpit services, is interested in all kinds of farm work, 
cultivates a garden, note- the current events, political, educational, financial, and 
religions, a thorough Federalist and Calvinist, and occasionally gives expressions 
of his political and religious sentiments, which in these days would not be con- 
sidered as illustrating the highest type of charitableness, bottles cider, tilling 226 
bottles with it in a single day, is greatly troubled by other denominations holding 
meetings in his parish, constantly engaged in literary work, largely given to peri- 
odicals and sermons. The following entries may be read in the light oi' the times in 
which they were written : 

"Jan. 23, 1821, Received a barrel of cider brandy of Maj. 0. C. Phelps, which I 
requested him to put up for me last fall. It contains thirty-one and one half 
gallons, for which I gave him thirty cents per gallon. Paid him .S5.00. Brought 
it home. The thermometer rose near to 40°. Last night it snowed." And yet 
his sentiment and practice on the subject of temperance were above the average 
temperance sentiment of that day. 

On the day he was forty-five years old, he wrote as follows : "August 11. 1822. 
Finished and preached my sermon on Rev. xxii. 9. In the forenoon preached with 
old notes on Pet. ii. 4. There was a Baptist meeting here, and three women 
were baptized. These things are a severe affliction to me, but God wilt have 
it. Quite dry and dusty. Therm :>meter 93°. At evening attended conference. 
A Methdiost meeting was also held here to-day. I hope through divine mercy, 
never to witness a similar scene here again. I am forty-five years old." A little 
too much for one's birthday surely. 

This Diay possesses great excellences — >its material will increase in value as 
time goes cj— -it will especially be held in high estimation by the Meteorologist, 
Genealogi-t, Biographer and Historian. The annotations of Rev. Increase N. 
Tarbox, D.D., have added greatly to its value. The present and future genera- 
tions will highly appreciate the rich treasures given to historical and biographical 
literature by the noble, generous act of Bobbins Battell, Esq-, and Anna Battell, 
in giving to the public these volumes in their present form. 

By the Rev. Ral L j!i IV. Allen. D.D., of East Boston. 

Records of ike Town of Braintree. 1640 to 1793. Edited by Samuel A. Bates, 
Randolph, Mass. : Daniel II. Huxford, Printer. 1386. 8vo. pp. 940-M- Sold 
by Samuel A. Bates. Town Clerk of Braintree ; post-office address, South Brain- 
tree, Mass. Price $2.20, or by mail $2 50. 

The following Introductory Note gives us the history of the volume: "The 
Towns of Braintree, Quincy, Randolph, and flolbrook, which formerly composed 
the Town of Braintree, at their several annual meetings held in the year 1885, 
voted to print the records of the town of Braintree, from the date of incorporation 
to the year 1793, and severally selected the following persons to carry said vote 
into effect: Quincy, Charles F. Adams, Jr., George L. Gill, and Ehenezer \Y . 
Underwood; Braintree, Francis A. Hobart, Samuel A. Bates, and Horace 
Abercrombie ; Randolph, Royal T. Mann John B. Thayer, and Kufus A. Thayer ; 
Hoibrook, Georue W. Paine, Samuel L. White, and Abram C. Holbrook. Samuel 
A. Bates, Town cierk of Braintree, was selected to take charge of the publication 

112 Booh Notices, [Jan. 

of the records, and they have been printed under his personal supervision. They 
were printed from the copy made under the direction of the Town of Quincy in 
1876, and the proof read from the original, of which they are intended to be an 
exact transcript." 

Braintree was incorporated May 13, 1610, 0. S. ; Quincy, February 22, 1792; 
Randolph, March 'J, 1793, and Holbrook taken from Randolph February 29, 1872. 
The volume which these records make comprises nearly one thousand pages, and 
every one of them is full of value, to the citizen, historian and genealogist. It 
is one of the most unique books yet published. It is printed as all official records 
should be, verbatim et literatim. By reading these pages the common life of the 
people is readily discerned, and seeing them as they were in their every day toil 
and struggle, we not only note the imperfections in education and social culture, 
but are also impressed with the largeness and grandeur of their characters. The 
records of the town meetings tell us of the yearly round of the people's care for the 
almshouse, commons and town land, fish in the Monatiquot River, town lines and 
highways, schools and the master, the meeting-house and the minister, soldiers 
in the various border troubles, and also all those wants and that protection for the 
best interest of their homes. The yearly consideration of such questions was 
for the unfolding of a broader life. The art of self-government was here learned. 
President John Adams truthfully said, the secret of New England's greatness was 
in her meeting-house, town-meeting, training-green and school-house. In these 
the minds of the people centred. These were for common weal. The publication 
of town papers without note or comment, will do much towards heightening oar 
regard for the early Puritans. Our reverence for them has been high, but we 
have been seeing them through the writings of the ministerial historians. 
With the publication of the original papers we can judge for ourselves. This 
judgment does not thereby lessen, but grows to greater height, since we see the 
daily toils, besetmeuts, troubles and anxieties under which they lived. These 
fathers of New England were superior to their surroundings. lu these we behuld 
their strength. We cannot expect to return to their ways, but a study of the 
lives they lived, and their manners, in confronting their constant cares, offers 
incentives which the youth of our time need to feel and understand. 

The more numerous Braintree families are the Adams, Ailen, Arnold, Bass, 
Baxter, Belcher, Faxon, French, Haydeu, Hay ward, Hobart, Holbrook, Hunt, 
Niles, Paine, Penniman, Quincy, Spear, Thayer, Veazie, Wales, Webb, White, 
and Wild. The records relating to families embrace the births, intentions of marriage, 
marriages, and deaths in the town. The indexes of the volume are complete, 
nine in number, and embrace every subject and person treated. Braintree is a 
typical New England town. It was not behind in sharing her responsibilities in 
border wars or in the times of the Revolution. She was ready and prompt, with 
full quota of men, garments, forage and subsistence. And in the times of peace, 
by her agricultural pursuits, her granite industry, her training of her youth in school 
and (hurch, has been exercising an influence wide and sweeping. The ancient 
Braintree makes to-day four busy, thrifty and teeming towns, whose industries 
and social life are of highest worth. Quincy, Braintree North Parish, as the 
birth, residence and burial place of the Adamses and Quincys, will ever be 
regarded as a Mecca by those who recall and love the patriotic endeavors of those 
into whose labors we have entered. 

Samuel A. Dates, Esq., is one of the most careful of editors. No better man 
could have been selected. For many years he has been the efficient town clerk, and is 
thoroughly conversant with the history and the people with whom he is dealing. 
The work redects credit on him, and through him on the generous sentiment and 
public spirit which prompted the publication of the volume. To the other like 
ancient towns of New England our word is — go and do likewise. 

By the Rev. Anson Titus, of Amesbury, Mass. 

The First Volume of the Registers of St. Botolph, Bisknjvjate, lo58-I623. Parti. 

Contents. JMarriayes, 1568-1628. Baptisms, 1jo8-1j8v>. Transcribed by A. W. 

Cornelius II.vllen, Alloa, N. B. Issued Quarterly. No. I. December, 1886. 

Royal 8 vo. pp. 112. Subscription price 16s. yearly, or 4s. quarterly. Payable 

to the Editor, The Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. 

^ This is the first number of the second volume of the Rev. Mr. Ilallen's series of 

'* London Church Register^." The prospectus for this series was issued in 1SS5. 

In it Mr. llallen announced that if sufficient subscriptions were obtained he would 

publish yearly, in quarterly parts, a transcript of some London Parish Register. 

1887.] Booh Notices, 113 

The initial volume of this series appeared in 1835, and contained the registers of St. 
Mary Woolnoth and St. Mary Woolchureh Haw. It was very favorably noticed by 
the English press. 

The Registers of St. Botolph, Bishopgate, of which one number is now before 
us, are edited for the rector of that church, the Rev. William Rogers. It will be 
noticed that they commence in 1558, the year that the order for keeping such 
registers was issued by the Vicar General of England. The London AlhcruEiiin well 
remarks, " Every additional register published is a distinct gain and implies for 
students, present and future, a substantial saving in time and labor." We hope 
that Mr. Hallen's undertaking will receive the necessary support to enable him to 
bring out a volume like this every year, edited with the same care and printed in 
the same faultless style. 

The Making of New England. 1580-1613. By Samuel Adams Drake, with many 
Illustrations and Maps. New York : Charles Scribner's Sons. 1886. 8vo. 
pp. x.-f-251. p r iee 

This is an entertainingly written story of the early days of New England and inci- 
dentally of the whole country. 

The author is a well-known writer of history, and has fulfilled his promise in the 
preface of supplying the want of "brief, compact, and handy manuals of the 
beginnings of our country." There is much relating to the Indians, and he tells 
the story of the pioneer colonies, and gives us brief accounts of various dis- 
coveries, among which that of Field's discovery of the White Mountains from 
the neighborhood of what is now Fryeburg, Maine, is worthy of mention. All the 
subjects are treated briefly, but the author gives us a vast amount of well told in- 
formation. The illustrations are very numerous and interesting, including locali- 
ties, individuals, buildings, ancient articles of dress and furniture, and many 
other objects of interest. The frontispiece is a view of Cuttyhunk Island, the site 
of the first New England Colony, and there are several valuable maps in the book. 

The work is printed in excellent type, and its general appearance is attractive. 
It would seem that this little volume ought to have a large circulation, for it is 
deserving of it, and contains matter that every intelligent person should know 
something about. 

By George K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. 

The Republic of New Haven, a History of Municipal Ecolution. By Charles H. 
Levermore, Ph.D., Fellow in History 1884-5, Johns Hopkins University. 
Baltimore: N. Murray, Publication Agent, Johns Hopkins University. 1886. 
pp. viii.-f-312. 

This is a history carefully written and constructed, according to the new historical 
methods adopted at the Johns Hopkins University. We are not quite sure that we* 
could state, accurately, wherein these methods differ from those heretofore employed 
by historical students. There is evidently a more minute and consecutive unfolding 
of events, so chat the narrative grows as a tree grows, step by step, from the germ to 
the outmost branches. There is noticeable also a constant care to trace the laws, the 
usages, the institutions of our early New England society (especially as they ap- 
peared in the New Haven Colony), to similar European customs and laws whether in 
Engand or on the continent. As far as possible the writer aims to trace these 
coinciding features back to their European origin. 

This method is to be called new, not so much in its nature or kind, as in the 
degree and sytematic care with which it is worked. Men employed the Baconian 
system of reasoning ages before Lord Bacon embodied it in terms. Indeed it would 
never have deserved to be called a system, if it were not in accordance with the 
normal operations of the human mind. So this new method of writing history is 
not, as it seems to us, to be called a discovery, but only a more systematic 
employment of old ways and old materials. 

But after saying this wc are ready to give full praise to the volume before us. 
The work is very carefully and conscientiously done, and makes an exceedingly 
interesting narrative. The men who planted the Colony of New Haven in 1638 were 
a choice company. In average wealth, culture and dignity, no previous arrival 
on the New England shores had been superior to this. The two most conspicuous 
figures in this select group were John Davenport, the pastor and religious 
teacher, and Theophilus Eaton the Governor. The writer thinks it an evidence of 
John Davenport's superiority as a scholar, that be was entered at Oxford University 
at the age of fourteen. But that was then a common age for entrance at the 

114 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

English Universities. John Cotton of Boston was entered at Emmanuel College, 
Cambridge, at the age of thirteen. John Norton was in Peterhouse College at 
fourteen. John Wilson of Boston was in King's College at. fourteen. The con- 
ditions of English scholarship were such, at that time, that fourteen was only a 
little below the average age of entrance. 

It would be pleasant, did our space allow, to ramble over these pages which we 
have read with great interest, and call attention to the many facts and features illus- 
trating the New Haven History. The narrative stretches from 1638, nearly two 
hundred and fifty years, almost down to the present time. 

The thought has occurred to us, as we have read, whether in this minute way of 
tracing historical events, the vices and crimes of society do not fill a dispropor- 
tionate place in the narrative. The pure and orderly life, day by day, and year by 
year, of the great body of men and women does not appear in the public records, and 
is not likely to be dwelt upon in detail, by the historical writer. On the other 
hand, the wickedness of men, their punishable offences, are laid up in the pro- 
ceedings of the courts and very easily report themselves to the searcher after facts. 

By the Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D,, of West Newton, Mass. 

Old Families of Concord, Mass., and a Record of their Descendants in Part to the 

Present Generation. Vol. I. Edited by Charles Edward Potter. Boston : 

1887. Large 4to. pp. 150. Price, $'5. 

The old families of Concord afford a very attractive field for the labors of the 
genealogist, and one in which very little work has as yet been done. The genealogies 
of Flint, Fletcher, Hunt, Buikeley and Preseott have indeed been carefully compiled 
and published in volumes which are familiar to ail students of the subject, and 
Farrar, Minott and one or two others have been more or less elaborately traced 
in the pages of the Register, but apart from these there are no printed sources of 
information except the totally inadequate and often misleading " Notices of Early 
Families and Distinguished Men" in the Appendix to Shattuck's History, and the 
fragmentary notes of Savage. And yet it is doubtful if there is any other, even 
of our oldest towns, whose families have become so widely spread throughout the 
country. The first inland settlement in New England, it was the natural gateway 
to the 3 : et unpeopled wilderness, and its people were found among the colonizers 
of every new migration to the north and west. Especially through Worcester 
county, the northern and western parts of Middlesex, and the southern towns of 
New Hampshire, the old Concord names are to this day among the most com- 
mon and familiar. A trustworthy record of the early generations of these old 
families would therefore be of the greateat utility to local historians and gene- 
alogists almost everywhere in New England. The writer of this notice has had 
frequent occasion to consult nearly all of the New England town histories now 
in print, and has been much struck with the inaccuracies which have been perpetu- 
ated in them in this particular. Many of these inaccurae ies are to be ascribed to a too 
confident reliance, on the part of the writers, upon the genealogical notes of Shattuck, 
who was often very widely incorrect in his statements of family connections. Fifty 
years ago, when the History of Concord was written, the town's registers of births, 
marriages and deaths were not so easily consulted as they are now. The original 
entries on the records were made somewhat at random, in various parts of the 
" Town Books, "' and were not indexed, so that it was easy to m:ike mistakes in 
their interpretation. At the same time the Probate Records of Middlesex were by 
no means in so good shape as at present (though it must be said that even now 
there is a wide room for improvement in this direction, as far as the first two hun- 
dred years of the records are concerned), and many statements found their way as 
facts into the page3 of Shattuck, which a careful consultation of these records has 
since shown to be erroneous. It would be a great boon to genealogists if some one 
could be found to do for the Concord families what Dr. Bond did for those of Water- 
town ; but in default of such an exhaustive work as his, we welcome this less 
ambitious book of Mr. Potter's, which, while not attemping to cover so much 
ground as Bond's, is yet fairly to be compared to it in carefulness of research and 
accuracy of statement, and is by all odds the most comprehensive and important 
contribution yet made to the study of Cone >rd family history. 

Barrett, Blood, Brooks, Brown, Buttrick, Davis, Farrar, Flint. Hartwell, 
Hayward, liosrner, Hubbard, Jones, Minott, Potter, Wheeler, Willard, and 
Wood are the principal families that are traced with more or less completeness, 
■ a list of names including a very large proportion of the colonists and early settlers 

1887.] Book Notices. 115 

of Concord, and so allied by marriage with all the rest, that there is hardly a Con- 
cord name to he found that does not occur more than once in Mr. Potter's pages. 
So far as I have been able to examine the work, I have detected no vital errors of 
met, and but few trivial mistakes, such as are unfortunately impossible to be 
avoided by even the most painstaking proof-reader, like the occasional mis-spelling 
of a proper name for instance. 

The arrangement of the book is novel and ingenious. The tabular delineations 
of the genealogies are all placed by themselves in the first part of the volume, of 
which they occupy rather more than one half, and are entirely unencumbered by 
notes or by any extraneous references. Under the names of the parents are given the 
names of the children in each family, the place and date of birth, date of death, 
date of marriage, and the name and parentage of the wife or husband, with the 
year of birth and death. Each name is given a line by itself, and all names 
are numbered consecutively, the consecutive number being afterward affixed to the 
name wherever it reappears in the tables. To the name of each person whose line 
is followed any further, is also added the number of the page on which his or her 
immediate descendants are recorded. An advantage ol this system of tabulation is 
that all of the above-named particulars that are known concerning any individual 
may be seen at a glance, while the blank spaces left in the table show as plainly 
and concisely just what is lacking in the record. In these blank spaces the names or 
dates missing may be written, if they are ever discovered, or in the case of persons 
now living the record of the facts of marriage and death may be inserted as they 
occur. A complete index renders original access to the tables perfectly easy, 
while the system of cross-reference by numbers to individuals and to pages is 
readily understood and easily followed. 

The biographical and historical matter follows the tables, reference to which is 
facilitated by the continued use of the original numbers. These pages contain a 
large amount of original matter, and are illustrated with fourteen finely executed 
| portraits. 

Mr. Potter announces his work as " Vol. I.," but no lack of completeness is to 

! be inferred from this fact, the volume being complete in itself as far as it goes, 

| the intention of the author being to take np in subsequent volumes the consider- 

| ation of other families, with such reference to the present work as may be necessary. 

By Geo rye To I /nan, Esq., of Concord, Mass. 

Thp Visitation of Herefordshire. Made by Robert Cooke, Clarenceux in 1569. 

Edited by Frederic William Weaver, Late Demy of Magdalen College, Oxford, 

Editor of " The Visitations of the County of Somerset in 1531, 1573/' Exeter : 

Privately Printed for the Editor by William Pollard and Co., North Street, 1886. 

\ Royal 8vo. pp. viii.-f-107. Subscription Price, 15 shillings. To be obtained of 

i the author, Rev. F. W. Weaver, Milton Vicarage, Evercreech, Bith, England. 

This is the first Visitation of Herefordshire, taken, and the list of that county 
I which has been printed. Other Visitations were taken in 1' .31 and 1683. The 
| copy of the Visitation of 1569 which the editor has chosen to print from is that in 
j Harleian MS. 615. in the British Museum, as he considers this the best authority 
| outside of the College of Arms. He has carefully collated this with other manu- 
scripts and noted the differences which occur, giving many additions and cor- 
rections, lie lias also very fully annotated the various pedigrees, drawing his facts 
from a variety of sources. Eighteen additional pedigrees belonging to the end of 
the sixteenth or the beginning of the seventeenth century have been appended by 
the editor to the Visitation of 1569, and in all cases he has noted the manuscript 
from which the transcript has been made. 

It is sufficient to say that the book has been edited in the same careful and 
thorough manner as was Mr. Weaver's edition of the 1531 and 1573 Visitations of 
the County of Somerset, noticed by us in October, 1835. The volume is handsomely 
printed, uniform with the Harleian Society's Publications, and has full indexes of 
persons and places. 

Lijc and Services of the Hon. John Russell Bartktt. A Paper read before ihe 
Rhode Island Historical Society November 2, 1836. By William Gammell, 
President of the Society. Providence: Printed by the Providence Press Com- 
pany. 1886. 8vo. pp. 20. 

The aim of Prof. Gammeli in this paper on Mr. Bartlett is, as he tells the 
members of the society whom he is addressing, " to reproduce his life and career as, 
in different degrees, they were known to us ail — a life and career bright with 

116 Booh Notices. [Jan. 

usefulness and honor, filled with heroic industry, devoted to ennobling studies, 
crowned with large and varied attainments, and worthy to be an example and a 
stimulus to all of us, who have been associated with him here in promoting the 
generous objects for which our society was formed." Professor Gammell has fully 
succeeded in doing this. The garland he lays on his friend's grave is worthy of 
his memory. Mr. Bartlett was the oldest living member of the Rhode Island 
Historical Society, and was widely known for his contributions to the history and 
bibliography of this country. He was vice president for his state of the New Eng- 
land Historic Genealogical Society. 

William Blaxton.^ By Thomas CoFFrs Amory. Boston: Old State House. 1880. 
8vo. pp. 25. Price 50 cts. To be purchased of the Bostonian Society at the Old 
State House, Boston. 

This memoir is the first number of the " Collections of the Bostonian Society." 
It was read as a paper before that society November 9, 1880. In it Mr. Amory has 
succeeded in collecting a great deal of interesting information about the first 
inhabitant of the peninsula of Shawmut, now the city of Boston, and his home- 
stead on the borders of Boston Common. Mr. Amory has not been able to connect 
William Blaxton, or Blackstone as his name is usually written, with any of the 
families of the name in the mother country. lie gives much information about the 
various families, and inclines to the opinion that our William was a son of Sir 
William Blackiston of Gibside, whose fifth son was named William (see Burke's 
Extinct Baronetage, ed. 1844, p. 65)." The late Charles W. Tuttle, Ph.D., made 
collection- for a memoir of Blaxton (See Register, xxxiv. 315), but when he learned 
that his friend Mr. Amory was engaged on a similar work he placed his manu- 
scripts in his hands Mr. Amory acknowledges his indebtedness to him. A fac- 
simile of the autograph of William Blaxton, obtained from the subscription book of 
Emmanuel College by Mr. Tuttle, appears in Foote's Annals of King's Chapel, vol, i. 
p. 15. No original autograph has been found in this country, but he witnessed the 
will of Joshua Foote Oct. -J, 1055, and in the record of his signature his surname is 
spelled Blaxton (see Register, v. 441), as on the books of Emmanuel College, 
Cambridge, England. 

Chronicle of the Coach. Charing Cross to llfracombe. By John Benison 
Champlin, Jr. Illustrated by Edward L. Chichester. Charles Scribner's Sons : 
New I'ork. 1886. 12nio. pp. 208. Price $2. For sale by W. B. Clarke & Carruth, 
3-10 Washington Street, Boston. 

This book is written in a light and rather pleasing style, and gives a very 
readable account of the excursion of a coaching party from Charing Cross, London, 
to Ilfracombe. They visited Winehe-ter, Salisbury and Exeter among other 
places, and the writer gives excellent descriptions of the ancient cathedrals in 
those towns. By invitation the party dined at Bjnden House, Sherborne, and our 
author gives a very interesting account of the home of a typical English country 
gentleman. One of the party asking Major Bonden some question about his 
family history, that gentleman replied, " We don't belong here. Our home is 
in Somerset. The family has been here only about two hundred years." The 
historical allusions which abound throughout the book are accurate, and the 
writer's statements correct. 

The work is illustrated in a very attractive manner, and will well repay the 
general reader for rime devoted to its perusal, being both entertaining and instruc- 
tive. One or two members of the party insisted upon intruding their democratic 
notions on all possible occasions, which strikes the reader as having been in very 
poor taste considering the circumstances, but this in no way affects the merit •> of 
the publication. 
By Ccorcje K. Clarke, LL.B., of Need ham. Mass. 

The Winchester Record. Winchester, Mass. : Printed for the Members of the 

Winchester Historical and Genealogical Society by order of the Directors. 

8vo. Vol. J. pp. xi.-f-365; Vol.' II. pp. X.+539. Published by the Society. 

This periodical, devoted to the history and genealogy of Winchester, Mass., was 

commenced in January, 1^8.3. Two complete volumes are now before us. The 

first three numbers wltc noticed by us in July, 1885. The leading article in the next 

number for October, 1885, is a very full biography of the pioneer, Edward Converse, 

who came from Charlestown peninsula, with Edward Johns >n, John Mousall, William 

Learned, Ey.ekiel Richardson, Samuel Richardson, and Junes Thompson to found 

1887.] Book Notices. 117 

the town of Woburn. They constituted the first board of selectmen, April 13, 
1644, "seven good and hottest men." The article is by Rev. Leander Thompson. 
Other* papers In the number are: The Old Converse Mill, by A. E. Whitney ; 
Winchester in 1640, by Abijah Thompson; Our Aborigines, by the Editor, Prof. 
George Cooke; Tithing-nien and Heads of Families, 16S0, by W . R. Cutter; 
Roads previous to 1850, by L. R. Symmes ; Parish Records, by E. II. Rice; 
Congregational Church Choir, by Dr. David Youngman ; and about fifty pages of 
Town History from various sources, mostly by the president of the society, Mr. 
Abijah Thompson, who has scouted far and wide into the domain of history. The 
number contains home-made poetry of merit; and the faces of the five Town 
Clerks — all now living — beam upon the reader from one of the pages. It has also • 
views of historical buildings. 

The first number of Volume II. for January, 1886, is what might be termed 
an Illustrated Number. In two pages, Mr. Thompson has placed the portraits of 
all the selectmen from 1850 to 1885. What town can boast of such a group ? Forty 
years of the fathers of this town have their shadowy eyes upon you. On other pages 
we see six Orthodox Deacons, all sterling faces, and five Town Treasurers. Here also 
are pictures of the Unitarian Church and its lamented Pastor, the Rev. Richard 
Metcalf, and in a retired niche one can behold the Officers of the Historical 
and Genealogical Society. A bird's eye view of the village of Winchester is seen 
near the end of the number. In the frontispiece is a map of Waterfield and Rock- 
field, 1638, plotted from the Charlestown Book of Possessions, by Prof. Cooke. 
This, as well as the leading article by him, is the result of a vast amount of 
labor and research and is invaluable to the history of the town. There is a 
biography of James Thompson and a genealogy of the family, besides other articles 
which we have not space to allude to, much less to characterize. It is a most 
excellent number. 

The number for March, 1SS6, leads off with a short biography of The Three 
Richardsons, brothers, and their possessions, by Rev. Leander Thompson ; a paper 
on Philemon Wright, by L. R. Symmes ; The Walker Family, by II. D. Lord; 
The Walker paper (Thompson collection); Gravestone Inscriptions (Walker's), by 
W. R. Cutter; Parish History, by Rev. George Cooke; Sextons of the Church, 
by Abijah Thompson ; Mill Privileges and the Belknap Family, both by W, R. 
Cutter ; and What I Remember of the West Side School, by Warren Teele, besides 
valuable historical gleanings. This number is well illustrated by maps, public 
buildings, pictures, portraits — thus retaining the shadows while the substance 
vanishes away. The other numbers contain a like variety of articles and illustra- 
tions. If it be asked how is it possible for a society to gather and print so much 
in so short a time, and to gather a library of nearly one thousand books and 
pamphlets, hundreds of photographs, pictures and relics, we answer that it is 
owing to the enthusiam of its President, which he has communicated to its 
members. s 

By George T. Littlcjidd, Esq., of Winchester, Mass. 

The Old Boston Taverns and Tavern Clubs. By Samuel Adams Drake, Author of 

" Old Landmarks of Boston," etc. etc. Boston : Cupples, Upham & Company. 

Old Corner Bookstore, 263 Washington Street. 1886. Sin. 4to. pp. 70. Price 

50 cts. 

This interesting historical pamphlet contains the substance of a paper read a few 
years ago before the Bostonian Society. It treats of the tavern as an institution ; 
of the earlier ordinaries, as they were called, taking the name, we suppose, from a 
regular meal served by them at a certain price, which was called an ordinary ; of 
these taverns in Revolutionary times; and of the humor to be found in tavern signs, 
or ale-stakes, as we find them spoken of in some of the old books ; together with an 
appendix, containing the names and a brief account of the Boston taverns down 
to 1800. We need say no more as to the treatment of these subjects than that is 
evinces the breadth and the accuracy of knowledge of our local history which char- 
acterise all the writings of .Mr. Drake. 

We are reminded by this sketch, of English life, and particularly of London. 
Shenstone sighed to think that, in all his travels, he had found ,s his warmest wel- 
come at an inn." When Dr. Johnson said that nothing had yet been contrived by 
which so much happiness is produced as by a good tavern or inn, he probably had in 
view, chiefly, the shelter and cheer offered by it to the traveller and stranger. But 
to his generation, and to the generation that followed him, both in Old and New 
VOL. XLI. 11 

118 Book Notices. [Jan. 

England, the tavern meant much more than this ; it was a place of popular resort 
and a centre of information ; it was common ground upon which men met for polit- 
ical, literary and social purposes. As was natural, the signs under which the tav- 
erns in Boston carried on business, were similar to, often the same as, those in use 
in the mother country. Here, as there, the heads of political, military and naval 
heroes. — the great Protector, General Wolfe, Admiral Vernon, — were emblazoued 
upon them. With reference to the first of the three mentioned, the example should 
be limited in its application to New England. The name of Cromwell, at all 
events since the Restoration, has not been in favor with English tavern keepers, 
nor would it have been pleasing to their customers. His head was hung, in grim 
reality, at Westminster Hall: and the common people accepted once for all, the 
verdict passed on his life and memory by the court party. This recalls the remark 
of a conservative old lady at the time of AYilkes's great popularity, that he swmng 
everywhere but where he ought. The " Bunch ol Grapes," as Mr. Drake points 
out, has mention in Shakspeare. The " Red Lion " is to be found in almost every 
town in England ; the " Rose and Crown" marks at least two taverns in London 
to-day. The old " Dog and Pot " in Ann Street, followed a very old London sign, 
the " Dog's Head in the Pot," which is still in use, .Mr. "Walford says, over a hard- 
ware shop near Blackfriars Bridge. The " Salutation Tavern," at the North End 
near the ferry, is often referred to in Judge SewaU's diary. On its sign two friends 
were shown greeting each other, or, perhaps, a landlord was welcoming the coming 
guest. We doubt whether this name followed the " Salutation and Cat" in New- 
gate Street, London, which was frequented by Coleridge and Southey. But our 
limits will not permit us to pursue further the interesting topics suggested so plea- 
santly to us by Mr. Drake's little book. 

By Hamilton Andrews hill, A.M., of Boston. 

History of North Brookfield, Massachusetts. Preceded by an Account of Old 
Quabaug, Indian and English Occupation, 1G17-1G76, and Brookfield Records,. 
16S6-1783. By J. II. Temple, Author of " History of Northfield," '* History of 
Framingham," etc. Wich a Genealogical Register. Published by the Town of 
North Brookfield. 1886. 8vo. Price $5. Sold by the Agent of the Commit- 
tee of Publication, Hiram Knight, Esq., North Brookfield. 

This carefully prepared work has been several years in preparation, and is now 
issued in a handsome and attractive volume of over eight hundred octavo pages. 
It contains a full account of the Quabaug Plantation, Indian and English ; the 
annals of Brookfield for 100 years ; and a complete History of North Brookfield, as 
precinct and town. 

Important discoveries have been made by the author in regard to the Quabaug 
tribe of Indians. In order to fix upon the points occupied by the native villages, 
and trace the Indian trails and early English bridle-paths, referred to by Pynchon, 
Eliot and Gookin, he traversed the country, with the old Brookfield Town-plot as a 
cen re, for twenty miles in extent. The result was satisfactory, both in confirming 
the accuracy of those early writers, and in the discovery of numerous aboriginal 
" remains," of fort-sites, store towns and clusters of wigwams — some of which are 
mentioned in the early histories, but have not before been identified — and soma of 
which were previously unknown to either history or tradition. 

" New light is thrown on the last years of the sachem Massasoit. An authentic 
account is given of the Surprise and Defeat of Capt. Wheeler, Aug. 2, 1G75, which 
was Me significant event of Philip's War, and which proved to be the hinae on 
which the question of War turned. The First Settlement, and destruction of the 
place ; the Permanent Settlement and incorporation of the town, are sketched in 
detail, together with biographical notices of the early undertakers. The pare 
taken by Brookfield and North Brookfield in the French and Indian Wars, and the 
Revolution, is given, with names and terms of service of all officers and soldiers 
as preserved in the State Archives. North Brookfield's record in the late Civil 
War is compiled from returns in the Adjutant General's office; and a careful 
digest is presented of all matters pertaining to the schools, churches, public 
enterprises and industries of the town." 

The book is *' largely composed of Original Records and Official Documents, 
copied from the Town and Parish Books, the County Registers, and the Massa- 
chusetts and Connecticut State Archives, and now first put in print." 

The Genealogical Register, by the late Hon. Charles Adams, Jr., is a valuable 
contribution to New England family history. It is as complete as it could be made 

1887.] Booh Notices. 119 

by " careful inquiry and exhaustive research among records, public and private, 
and a wide correspondence/ 5 

" The town of North BrookSeld has made generous grants of money to defray 
the expenses of the work. The committee of publication have heartily seconded 
the labors of the historian and editor ; and the book is offered to the public in 
the belief that it will meet the expectations of Brookfiel&'s citizens and their 
widely scattered connections, as well as furnish new and valuable information to 
the general reader, the political economist, and the antiquary." 

The book is illustrated with numerous hrst-class engravings, consisting of 
portraits battle scenes, etc. 

By Henry E. Waite, Esq., West Newton, Mass. 

[To Mr. Waite this volume owes much of its value, he having been indefatigable 
in collecting materials illustrating the history and genealogy of Brookfield and 
North Brookfield. — Editor.] 

Northern Notes and Queries. Published quarterly. Edited by the Rev. A. W. 
Cornelius Hallen, M.A.. F. S.A.Scot., F. Hug. S., M. Harl. Soe. Edinburgh': 
David Douglas. 1SS6. Vol. I. No. 3. Price 1 shilling a number. Annual 
subscription, payable in advance. 4 shillings, which entitles the subscriber to the 
Supplement, namely, a transcript of Ralph Rokeby's CEconomia Rokebeiorum, in 
4 quarterly parts. 

This periodical, devoted to the history, genealogy and antiquities of Scotland and 
the English Border Counties, the first number of which was noticed by us in Octo- 
ber, has now reached the third number. It is filled with excellent antiquarian 
matter. We commend it to the patronage of our readers. 

j Addresses on the Services of Washington, before the School Children of Boston, in 
the Old South Meeting- House. 22 Etbrvary, 1886. By William Everett. Boston : 
Roberts Brothers. 1886. 12mo. pp. 29. 

The life, of Washington affords a rare example of the immense amount of good 
that asingle determined will can accomplish when it has right on its side So much 
has been written about him that ore are almost tempted to think that nothing more 
can be said in his praise. We are certain that malice cannot wound that colossal 
| There have not been wanting those who would detract from his fame as a soldier. 

• I believe he was a great soldier. lie may not have been the brilliant strategist that 
; Napoleon was, but then he had greater difficulties to contend with. Napoleon had 
I disciplined soldiers, well paid and equipped. Washington had such recruits as he 

could muster, often destitute of food and clothing. But he had that grand t3 uicity 
| of our British race which enables us to rule the world, a tenacity that will not let 
I us know even when we are beaten. We never give up the battle as long as life lasts. 
I It has been said of some general that he was more dangerous after a defeat than 
| after a vietory. It was so with Washington. He was never discouraged by de- 

• feat, but manfully fought his way through the dark cloud that surrounded him to 
i the bright dawn of our national life. He was well acquainted with the ingratitude 
; of men. He was no stoic, either, and he had a will strong enough to crush his ene- 
; mies, but he never sought revenge. He always tried to do his duty before God and 
; man. And he did do his duty. After weary years he saw the result of his labors. 

I Dr. Everett has given us an admirable summary of his life. It seems to me that 
he struck the keynote of the subject when he laid such stress on his character. He 

i thing like wrong, the absolute reliance on God and reference to his will, which lift- 
i ed him up to a higher level than most of us reach, and caused men to look to his 
! words and his very thoughts as those of the inspired of the Lord." 
By Daniel Rollins, Esq., of Cambridge. 

A Memoir of Judae EUnizcr TAonwson . of Durham. New Hampshire, with some 

RY P. 

ted by 
. P- S6 - 

A well-written biography is a valuable contribution to history, from the personal 
i interest it adds to the events of a period, and from the opportunity it affords of stu- 
dying them from a new point of view. Interesting as are the events of our Revo- 
lution, they gain a new charm when viewed successively from the standpoint of 
Washington, Adams, Greene, Patrick Henry, and its other leaders, great and 

120 Book Notices. [Jan. 

small, in the pages of their memoirs. Much good work has been clone in this field, 
but a great deal remains undone. There are still many heroes of that period to 
whose ardent patriotism and important services, no adequate justice has been done. 
Such are Hancock, and Bowdoin, Weare, Bartlettand Folsom. 

And such hitherto has been Judge Ebenezer Thompson, of Durham, of whom his 
great-granddauehtcr, Miss Mary P. Thompson, has now contributed, in an elegant 
pamphlet of eighty-four pages, a genealogical and biographical memoir, that will 
prove a valuable addition to New Hampshire history. Miss Thompson is an accom- 
plished and graceful writer, and has all the perseverance and enthusiasm in research 
and the caution in statement of the thorough historical student. Her little book is 
the result of careful and diligent investigation, and it tells the story of a life that 
was devoted, in a remarkable degree, to the service of the public. Judge Thompson 
was a man of versatile powers. Educated a physician, he was also in early life a 
land-surveyor, and later was much consulted in matters of law. His public offices 
and duties were very many. From 17G6 till the Revolution, he was a member from 
Durham of the General Assembly, where he became known as one of the chief lead- 
ers of the popular party. He was secretary of the several Provincial Congresses 
held at Exeter ; first secretary of the State of New Hampshire, an office which he 
held till 1786 ; ten years clerk of the State Senate ; six years a member and secretary 
of the Committee of Safety ; five years a Councillor ; member of the Constitutional 
Conventions at Concord in 1778-9, and in 1791-2; Justice of the Peace ; Agent for 
New Hampshire in the Vermont Controversy; Representative and State Senator; 
Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas for Strafford Co. from 1783 to 1737 ; Judge of 
the Court from 1787 to 1795, and from 1796 to his death in 180-2; Justice of the 
Superior Court, 1795-6; four times Presidential Elector, etc. In town matters he 
was equally active, being eighteen years Town Clerk ; ten years Selectman ; Asses- 
sor, Overseer of the Poor, Auditor of Accounts, etc. Ill health alone prevented his 
serving the people in a larger sphere. He twice declined elections to the Continen- 
tal Congress. His was a busy and useful life, and we can well believe the state- 
ment of his biographer, that he was " incontestably the most eminent man ever 
born in the town of Durham." 

A very valuable feature of this memoir is the genealogical portion, which is 
much fuller than is usual in biographies, and which is not a mere dry list of names 
and dates, but abounds in incidents of adventure. While Judge Thompson's pa- 
ternal ancestry cannot as yet be traced with absolute certainty beyond his father, 
Robert of Durham, there is much information of interest concerning his mother's 
ancestors, the Emersons and Daviscs, who suffered in an unusual degree from the 
attacks of the Indians. It gives one a vivid idea of the hardships and perils of 
early New England life, to read that three of this lady's uncles and two of her 
aunts, with parts or the whole of their families, were at different times killed by 
the Indians ; and another aunt, the famous heroine Hannah Dustan, and two cou- 
sins, were made prisoners, one of the latter becoming a nun in Canada, where her 
nam- is recorded as " M Ue Des Visses." There is also some account of the ances- 
try of Judge Thompson's wife, — the Torrs and Otises ; and a genealogy of his de- 
scendants, including valuable information of the connected families of Demerit, 
McCrillisand Kelsey. 

The book is elegantly printed on handsome paper, and abounds in foot-notes o f 
reference and explanation. It is a valuable monograph. 

By D. G. Haskins, Jr., A.M., of Cambridge, Mass. 

Trans- Alleghany Pioneers. Historical Sketches of (he First White Settlements West 
qf the Alteghanies 1748 and after. Wondefal Experiences of Hardship and He- 
roism of those who first braved the dangers of the Inhospitable Wilderness and the 
Savage Tribes that then Inhabited it By John P. Hale, Charleston, West Vir- 
ginia. Cincinnati: The Graphic Press, 135 Main St. 1886. 
Mr. Hale deserves much praise for collecting and preserving these memorials of 
"the first white settlements west of the Alieghanies." As he himself remarks; 
** Those who braved the dangers, privations and hardships of pioneer life and par- 
ticipated in the stirring scenes and events that attended the transformation of the 
wilderness into hives of industry and homes of comfort and luxury, seldom kept 
diaries, or left written records or histories of their wonderful achievements and 
thrilling experiences, the circumstances and surroundings not favoring the writing 
or preserving of such records ; nor indeed did the taste* of the hardy pioneers run 
in that direction, and therefore, as the older generations passed away, many of them 

1887.] BoolcKotices. 121 

carried with them recollections and traditions that can never be recovered, and thus 
has been lost much of the pioneer history as interesting as any that has been pre- 

The author, therefore, has done well to gather up what time has spared of the 
early history of the men and events in Kentucky. West Virginia and the adjacent 
territory. In doing so he has made a very interesting and valuable book. The 
volume is well printed, and is illustrated by portraits, views and other engravings. 

The Mournful Ballad of Isaac Abbvii, Robert Clarke & Co. Cincinnati. 1SS6. 

Fcp. 4to. 27 leaves. Price §1, 

The Mournful Ballad of Isaac Abbott of Hartford, North America, with the ori- 
ginal air, were taken down by the editor, E. P. Craneh, Esq., of Cincinnati, Ohio, 
as he heard them more than fifty .years ago from a nephew of Dr. Noah Webster, 
of New Haven, Ct. They are here printed from the editor's manuscript. Besides the 
music of the air, Mr. Craneh gives 24 full page comic illustrations by himself. He 
can furnish no information as to the authorship or exact date of this " relic of the 
simple country life of New England,'' though he tells us that " for more than a 
hundred years the ballad and the air have been handed down from lather to son, by 
tradition alone, a kind of preservation awarded only to songs of real pathos and 
originality, and founded on events appealing to universal human interest." 

Addresses and Speeches on Various Occasions, from 1878 to 1886. By Robert C. 

Winthrop. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. 1666. Svo. pp. xvi.-f-620. 

Portrait, appendix and index. 

This is the fourth volume of Mr. Winthrop 's collected addresses and speeches, 
and the many admirers of the eminent orator will regret to learn that he announces 
it as the last. Among the prominent features of this volume are the orations at 
the Yorktown Centennial, the Completion of the Washington Monument, and the 
unveiling of the PrescotS Statue, the addresses at the centennials of the Ameri- 
can Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the Birth of Daniel Webster, the 
speech at the two hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Settlement of Boston, 
the tribute to General Grant and the memoir of Henry Clay, the latter written for 
the first volume of Memorial Biographies of the New England Historic Gene- 
alogical Society. Nor should the stirring appeal for the preservation of the ancient 
grave-yards of Boston be considered of minor importance in this collection. 

The volume contains in all ninety orations, addresses, speeches, papers, letters 
and memoirs, comprised within the limit of eight years; an evidence, considering 
the advanced age of the author, of remarkable industry and mental activity, more 
especially when the magnitude, grandeur and variety of some of the subjects treated 
and the painstaking care and judgment bestowed upon them ail is noted. The 
Yorktown centennial oration alone consists of fifty-four pages, or more than one- 
twelfth of the entire volume. 

It would be entirely superfluous at this late day to add an 7 words of praise of 
so able and universally known an orator and so accomplished a historical scholor as 
Mr. Winthrop. It would be like "gilding refined gold or painting the lily." It 
is sufficient to say that he is one of the last and greatest of the orators of the old 
school. His eloquence is not like the roar, the rush, the spatter and the froth, of the 
mountain torrent, but more resembles the broad, deep, placid swell of the ocean. 
With all this there is such a graceful charm of expression, such a felicity of 
phrasing and such a quiet dignity of style even in the more humorous portions, 
that the reader can scarcely take up a single passage in any pare without being 
interested at once with the elegant, choice diction and elevated and refined thought 
here presented. His style of expression is the very poetry of history, and he makes 
that usually dry subject fascinating as well as ordinarily readable. The limits of 
this review prevent me from illustrating to any extent the beautiful character of 
this work, but 1 may be permitted perhaps to quote one passage as evidence of 
what is written above. Who can fail to he delighted at the closing parr, of the 
oration at theunveiling of the Prescott Statue where, after describing Col. Preseott's 
report of the result of the battle of Bunker Hill to Gen. Ward, and his request 
that if tie could have three fresh regiments with arms and ammunition he would 
return and retake the hill, the orator concludes as follows : 

" 11:-: has returned— nut with three fresh regiments only, as he proposed, but 
with the acclamations of every soldier and every citizen within the sound of what 
is being said, or within any knowledge of what is being done here to-day. He 
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has retaken Bunker II ill— and with it the hearts of all who are gathered on it 
at this hour, or who shall be gathered upon it generation after generation in ail the 
untold centuries of the future ! " . 

And the pity of it all is, that these great orators are passing away and leaving 
no successors. Able speakers there are, but no orators. Let us hope that future 
generations may be better provided in this respect, so that the scholarly, graceful, 
dignified oratory of an Everett or a Winthrop may be something more than a tra- 

By Oliver B. Siebbins, Esq., of South Boston. 

Memoir of Jonathan Mason Warren, M.D. By Howard Payson Arnold. 

Printed for Private Distribution. Boston : University Press. 1886. 8vo. 

pp. 302. 

This is a very excellent sketch of the life of one of Boston's most skilled and 
esteemed physicians. The son of Dr. John Collins Warren — of whom a memoir 
by the author of this book was printed in the third volume of the Memorial 
Biographies of this society — he sprung from a family noted for generations 'as 
surgeons, and although in broken health for many 'years, he by the force of a 
strong will maintained the highest position in his profession, 

The author tells the story of Dr. Warren's life at school in Boston and of his medical 
studies in this country and abroad, where he made the acquaintance of the most 
eminent surgeons both in England and on the continent. His correspondence with 
his father and the entries made in his journal are often quoted, and the period 
which he spent in Europe is perhaps the most interesting portion of the memoir. 
Mr. Arnold portrays the many noble traits of Dr. Warren, and from this memoir 
may be learned the character of the ideal physician. The Doctor died at his home 
in Boston, August 19, 1867. aged 56, and his death was a loss not only to his pro- 
fession, but to the poor whose friend he had ever been. 

The frontispiece is a portrait of the Doctor in his forty-seventh year, and later in 
the work is another from a daguerreotype taken in Paris in 1844. 

The author appears to be thoroughly qualified for his work, and has performed 
it in a manner most creditable to all concerned. It is hardly necessary to say 
that the book is printed in the best manner, and presents an attractive appearance. 
By George K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. 

Annals of Augusta County, Virginia, with Reminiscences Illustrative of the Vicissi- 
tudes of its Pioneer Settlers ; Biographical Sketches of Citizens locally prominent, 
and of those ivho have Founded Families in the Southern and Western States ; 
a Diary of the War of 1861-5, and a Chapter on Reconstruction. By Jos. A. 
Waddell, Member of the Virginia Historical Society. [County Seal]. Richmond : 
AYm. Ellis Jones, Book and Job Printer. 1836. 8vo. pp. 374. 
Mr. Waddell, the author of this book, is a native of S:aunton, the county seat of 
the present Augusta county, and a grandson of the Lev. James Waddell, D.D., 
the celebrated "Blind Preacher." He is an active member of the Virginia His- 
torical Society, and the present volume is brought out uniformly with the publica- 
tions of that society. The basis of this volume is a contribution by Mr. Waddell to 
the " Historical and Geographical Atlas of Augusta County," issued by Waterman, 
Watkins & Co., of Chicago, 111. This article is here extended to a volume, with 
much matter of interest that has never before appeared in print. 

" The County of Augusta," we are told in the Preface, ; ' originally extended 
from the Blue Kidge to the Mississippi River, east and west, and from the great 
lakes on the north to the northern boundary of Tennessee on the south." A map 
of the county from 1738 to 1770 forms a frontispiece to the volume. 

Mr. Waddell, says the Richmond Dispatch of Nov. 25, I8b6, " is singularly 
well qualified for the task which he has lovingly performed — faithfully and con- 
scientiously. A practising lawyer — among the best esteemed of Staunton for many 
y ears — for "a time the able and acceptable editor and publisher of the Staunton 
Spectator, a member of the state senate, and of the constitutional convention of 
1867, a devoted Virginian and a thorough Augustan, his presentation of Augusta's 
features and of its people is no less an endearing than a faithful one." 

The title* page shows the wide range of subjects comprised in this volume, and 
the author has done justice to each of them. The book has a good index. It is 
handsomely printed on line paper, with a generous margin, and does honor to the 
Richmond press from which it issues. 

1887.] Booh Notices. 123 

College de Perigord. Par M. Saint -Charles. Toulouse: Imp, Douladoure — 

Privat. Pamphlet. 88-55. 

Another interesting and valuable contribution to the history of educational 
institutions in the Middle Ages ; the result of the patient research in the hospital 
archives of Toulouse, by M. Saint-Charles. The college was founded in 13R0, and ex- 
ists to-day as a portion of the diocesan seminary at Toulouse. The work of M. Saint- 
Charles exhibits the foundation, the expenses, the statutes, the students and their 
quarters, the scholastic grades, the officers and the minor administrations of the 
institution, throughout its five centuries of existence. The learned men educated 
here have largely passed from human remembrance; but the College Perigord 
was the alma mater of Cujas, the jurisconsult, the greatest, as he was among the 
earliest of the modern interpreters of the civil law ; and also of Bayle, the eminent 
critical sceptic, whose Historical and Critical Dictionary is a masterpiece of exten- 
sive and curious information. 

By George A. Gordon, A.M., of Someroille, Mass. 

The Journal of William Dowsing of Stratford, Parliamentary Visitor, appointed 

under a Warrant from the Karl of Manchester for Demolishing the Superstitious 

Pictures and Ornaments of Churches, etc. within the County of Suffolk in the 
Years 1613-1644. A New Edition with an Introduction, Notes, etc By the 

'Rev. C. H. Evelyn White. Ipswich: Pawsey and Hayes, The Ancient House. 

1885. Crown 4to. pp. 61. Price 4s. 
The Great. Domesday Book of Ipswich ; Liber Sexlus ; with an Introduction to the 

Entire Volume, full Notes and a Commentary ; with a Brief Account of the 

Earlier Little Domesday Books belonging to the same Town. By the Rev. C. H. 

Evelyn White. Ipswich : Pawsey and Hayes, Ancient House. 1885. Crown 

4to. pp. 36. Only 250 copies printed. Price 2s. 6d. 
An Index to the Visitation of Norfolk, made A.D. 1664, with an Introduction hy 

Charles H. Aihill, Blue Mantle, Pursuivant of Arms. Edited by the Rev. C. H. 

Evelyn White. Ipswich: Pawsey and Hayes, The Ancient House. 1865. Crown 

4 to. pp. 12. Only 150 copies printed. Price 2s. 

The Rev. Mr, White, the editor of these works, is the Honorary Secretary of the 
Suffolk Institute of Archaeology and Natural History and the editor of that society's 
Proceedings. He is also editor of "The East Anglian or Notes and Queries on 
Subjects connected with the Counties of Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex and Norfolk," 
a valuable monthly antiquarian publication. 

The Journal of William Dowsing, the first book on our list, was first published 
1768, and a second edition appeared in 1818. One or more later editions have been 
printed before this, but copies have become scarce, and Mr. White has acted wisely 
in bringing out the present annotated edition. Dowsing, who was born in 1596 and 
died in 1679, was commissioned, Dec. 19, 1643, to carry into e'fect the ordinance of 
Parliament August 28, 1643, for removing from churches and c .her places of worship 
all crucifixes, crosses and other emblems which the Puritan members of Parliament 
considered superstitious. Dowsing showed himself a zealous iconoclast, and did 
his disreputable work thoroughly" He began his labors at St. Peter's church, 
Sudbury, Jan. 9, 1643-4, and ended them at Par ham on the 1st of October follow- 
ing. All the details of his mutilation of the churches are detailed in his Journal. 
The last entry will give an idea of his work : 

"149. Parham-Hatcheston, Oct. the 1st. There were 21 Cherubims with 
"Wings, in Wood; and 16 superstitious Pictures, and popish Saints; with a 
double Cross in the Church ; and the representation of the Trinity on the Font; 
and the Spears and Nails that Christ was pierced and nailed with ; and 3 
Crosses, all in Stone; 4 superstitious Pictures in the Chancel, and a Cross, all 
in Glass; and the Steps to be levelled, by Mr. Francis Warner, by Oct. 15th. All 
to be done." 

Mr. White gives a valuable Introduction to the Journal, and has appended to it 
some important illustrative notes. A tabular pedigree of Dowsing, of Laxfield in 
Suffolk, to which the image-breaker belonged, closes the volume. 

The next work on our list is the sixth book of the Great Domesday Book of 
Ipswich. It is of more general interest than the other six books in the volume, as 
the greater part of its contents are matters relating not to Ipswich only but to the 
whole County of Suffolk. It contains a record of the taxes paid to the king by 

124 Booh Notices. [Jan. 


every town in Suffolk, a list of Knights' Fees in the honors of Lancaster and 
Leicester in Suffolk, and other valuable records. The Great Domesday Book, 
preserved in the archives of the borough of Ipswich, was compiled in the 12th 
year of the reign of Henry VIII. by Richard Percyvale. It consists of seven 
hooks, and contains "as many of the old grants, liberties and ordinances, laws 
and contributions," as the compiler could lind "good matter of record for, with other 
and sundry matters right necessary to be had and known in the town and borough 
of Ipswich." An earlier compilation known as the " Little Domesday Book," is also 
preserved. The Rev. Mr. White has added much interesting information in his 
introduction and notes. 

The last work, the Index to the Visitation of Norfolk, A.D. 1664, is reprinted 
from " The East Anglian." It will be found useful to genealogists. 

U Intermediaire des Cherchcurs et Curieux. Correspondance litteraire. Notes and 
Queries francais ; Questions et Re'ponses; Leltres et Documents inedits, Com- 
munications diverses. Paris: Lucien Faucou, Directeur. 13 rue Cujas. 
This learned and useful serial is published on the 10th and 25th of each month. 
It replies to all queries, without distinction, on religion, politics, history, science, 
art and every domain of human knowledge. It was established in 1851, was edited 
for twenty years by M. Carle de Rash, and for the last three years by the accom- 
plished gentleman, who is its present director. In this extended existence, it has 
propounded more than ten thousand questions, .given thirty thousand replies, and 
published more than two thousand letters and papers, previously inedited. It has 
been of inestimable service to science and literature. Its files are museums of 
curious facts in the history of France and its people, their manners and customs, 
from the earliest recorded times, w 7 hich possess very great value to the archygolo- 
gist as well as to the student of French history. 

By George H. Gordon, A.M., of Somerville, Mass. 

The Old Registers of the Parish of S. John Baptist, Peterborough. A Lecture 
Delivered before the Church Institute, 24 March, 1884. By the Rev. W. D. 
Sweeting, M.A., Vicar of Maxey and late Head Master of King's School, Peter- 
borough. With very numerous Extracts. Published by Request. Peterborough : 
Printed and published by George C. Caster, Market Place. To be obtained or the 
author, Maxey Vicarage, Market Deeping, England. Price Is. 6d., post free. 
The Rev. Mr. Sweeting, the author of this lecture, is the editor of the North- 
amptonshire Notes and Queries, a valuable antiquarian quarterly publication 
illustrating the history of the county of Northampton. In the lecture before us 
he furnishes interesting information concerning the history of the parochial regis- 
ters in England, and of tho contents of those of St. John, Peterborough, the first 
book of which commences in October, 1559, twenty-one years after Cromwell's 
order of 1533, with extracts from the three earliest registers of that parish. In 
these extracts ,k the most curious and interesting are given as well as almost all the 
entries in which the addition of ' Mr.' or k Esq.' or the like seems to show that the 
person spoken of was a member of a family of some distinction or importance." 
Whether any of our New England settlers, many of whom came from Yorkshire, 
trace their ancestry to this parish or not, we cannot say. The book will be inter- 
esting to our readers, however, for the light it throws on rural life in England, in 
their day as well as in earlier and later times, even though none of their ancestors 
were connected with the parish. 

History and Genealogy of the Montague Fam : !y of America, descended from Richard 
Montague of Hadley, Mass., and Peter Montague of Lancaster Co., Va. With Gene- 
alogical Notes of other Families by the Name of Montague. Compiled by George 
Wm. Montague. Revised and Edited by William L. Montague, Professor of 
French, Italian and Spanish in Amherst College. Amherst, Mass., U.S.A.: 
Press of J. E. Williams. 1886. 8vo. pp. 785. 

History of the Dudley Family, with Genealogical Tables, Pedigrees, etc. By Dean Dudley 
Author of Dudley Genealogies ; the First Council of Nice, etc. "Wakefield, Mass. : 
Dean Dudley, Publisher. 188C. Royal 8vo. To be published in numbers or 
parts of 100 pages each. Price $1.00 per number. No. I. pp. 100. 

A Genealogical History of the Felton Family, Descendants of Lieut. Nathaniel Felton, 
who came to Salem in 1633. With a few Supplements and Appendices. By Cvnus 

1887.] Booh Notices. 125 

Felton. Marlborough: Pratt Brothers, Printers and Publishers, 1S86. Svc. 

pp. 260. 
A Brief Genealogical History of the Ancestors and Descendants of Deac. Stephen Palmer 

of Candia, Rockingham County, N. H. With Some Account of the other lines of 

I)esce?it from his original American Ancestor, Thomas Palmer, one of the Founders 

of Rowley, Mass., in 1639. Brooklyn, N. Y. : 1886. 8vo. pp. xi.-f-95. 
Genealogical Notes relating to the Families of Hon. Lyman Hall of Georgia ; Hon, 

Samuel Holden Parsons Hall of Binghamton, N. Y., and Hon. Nathan Kelsey Hall, 

Arranged by Theo. Parsons Hall, of Detroit, Mich. Albany, N. Y. : Printed 

for Private Distribution by Joel Munsell's Sons. 18S6. 8vo. pp. 192. 
Memorial of the Family of Fymnore, with Notes on the Origin of Fynmore, Finnimore y 

Phillimore, Fillmore, Filmer, etc., and Particulars of some of these Surnames from the 

Year 1208 to the Present Time. By William P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., 

late of Queen's College, Oxford. Illustrated. Published by the Author, 124 

Chancery Lane, London. 18S6. 8vo. pp. vii.-}-77. 
Genealogy of the Farnham Family. By Rev. J. M. W. Parnham, D.D., Superintendent 

of the 'Presbyterian Mission Press, Shanghai, China. Shanghai: Presbyterian 

Mission Press. Chicago: Alonzo Farnum, 181 West Monroe Street. 1886. 

18mo. pp. 91. 
A Genealogical History of William Shepard, of Fossecut, Northamptonshire, England, and 

some of his Descendants. By George L. Shepard, Boston, Mass. Salem, Mass. : 

Observer Book and Job Print. 1886. 8vo. pp. 63. Edition only 300.' Price $2, 

sent post paid. Address Cupples, Uphara & Co., Boston. 
Genealogy of the Marsh Family. Outline for Five Generations of the Families of John 

of Salem, 1633; John of Hartford, 1636; Samuel of New Haven, 1G46 ; Alexander 

of Brainircc, 16-54; John of Boston, 1669; and William of Flainfehi, 1675. 

Edited by D. W. Marsh. Amherst: Press of J. E. Wiiliams. 1SS6. 8vo. 

pp. 60. 
Genealogy of a Portion of the Descendants of William Chase, who came to America in 

1630, and died in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, May, 1659. Washington, D. C. 1886. 

8vo. pp. 31. Edition 200 copies. Price 50 cts. Address George W. Chase, Surgeon 

General's Office, Washington, D. C. 
Historical Notes of the Ancestry and Descendants cf Henry Neill, M.D. Privately 

Printed. 1886. 8vo. pp. 33. 
The Bartow Family in England. By the Rev. Evelyn P. Bartow, A.M. 1886. Svo. 

pp. 10. 
Lane Families of Massachusetts Bay Colony. Memorial Address at the Reunion of 

Kindred and Descendant*, Sept. 1, 188f>. By Rev. James P. Lane. Printed by 

Request. 1886. Svo. pp. 59. Price 50 cts. Address Rev. J. P. Lane, Norton, 

Lebanon Branch of the Guild Family in Connecticut, and Some of his Descendants. 

By L. A. & G. S. G uild. Woodbury, Conn. : Press of W. W. Wisegarvor. 1SS6. 

12mo. pp. 20. 
Preliminary Outline of the Descendants of Isaac WWey of New London, Conn. By 

Henry Willey, of New Bedford. New Bedford," Mass. : E. Anthony & Sons, 

Printers and Publishers. 1836. Svo. pp. 15. 
The Ludington Family, the First of the Name in America. By Lewis S. Patrick.. 

Marinette, Wis. : The Independent Press. 1SSG. 8vo. pp.5. 
Blos3 Genealogy. Descendants of Edmund and Mary Bloss. 1886. Svo. pp. 4. By 

J. O. Bloss, 123 Pearl Street, New York City. 
The Morrills of the Seventeenth Century and the First Generation of the Eighteenth in 

America. Printed by E. D. Morrill, Camden, Alabama, in 18S6. Broadside 

tabular pedigree 17 by 8£ inches. 

We continue our quarterly notices of recent genealogical publications. 

The first book on our list is the Montague genealogy, a bulky volume of nearly 
800 pages. The foundation of this work was the collections of Mr. William Henry 
Montague, of Boston, the last survivor of the founders of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society. At an early a^e he took an interest in his ancestry and 
kindred, and prepared a genealogy cf the descendants of Richard Montague down to 
the year 1350, with accounts of the English Montagues, which he intended to publish, 


Booh Notices. 


but the loss of his sight over a quarter of a century ago, and other causes, prevented 
him from doing this. Miss Mary Montague, of Granby, Mass., devoted several 
years to adding to his materials, till her death in 1880. Her manuscripts have 
been used by the present compilers, Mr. George W. and Frof. William L. Mon- 
tague, of Amherst, Mass. They have greatly enlarged the work, and brought 
it out in a handsome volume, clearly and carefully arranged, with numerous 
portraits and other engravings. It has good indexes. Thirty-rive pages are devoted 
to the English portion, besides three tabular pedigrees. The American portion ig 
very thoroughly carried out, with full details of the several families and individuals 
and with precise dates, It is a valuable contribution to the genealogical literature 
of the country. 

The History of the Dudley Family is by a veteran in genealogical research, Mr. 
Dean Dudley. More than forty years ago he commenced collecting materials illus- 
trating the genealogy of his family, and in 1848 published an octavo of 144 pages, 
entitled *' Dudley Genealogies." Though he termed the bock merely an intro- 
duction to the work he was engaged on, it showed evidence of great research and a 
familiarity with the history of the family. Mr. Dudley has since visited England, 
and spent over a year in collecting materials about the English Dudleys and kindred 
families. lie has since contributed to the Register two articles on the descendants 
of Gov. Thomas Dudley; and in 1861 he issued a large lithographic tabular pedigree 
of the English Dudleys. He has continued, during the quarter of a century which 
has since elapsed, to gather facts both in regard to the English and American families. 
In the work, of which the first number is before us, he will present to his kindred 
and the public the ripe result of his labors. The present number is attractive for 
its mechanical as well as its literary merits. It is handsomely printed, on fine white 
paper, and is illustrated with numerous engravings, such as views of buildings, coats 
of arms, etc. Several large tabular pedigrees are given. 

The Eelton book is by the author of " A Brief Account of the Descendants of 
Nathaniel and Mary Eelton, of Salem, Mass.," published in August, 1877, a pamphlet 
of 19 pages, of which a small edition — only 70 copies — was printed. The present 
work is very much enlarged, bringing the record down to the year 1S86, and con- 
taining upwards of three hundred families, The book does much credit to the 
author. It is very full in its details and precise in its dates, and is clearly arranged. 
Full indexes of the Felton and other families, and of other surnames that occur in 
the work, are given. 

The book on the Palmer family is devoted to the ancestors and descendants of 
Stephen Palmer of Candia, X. H., born 1751, died 1831 ; a great- great- grandson of 
Thomas Palmer, of Rowley, Mass., the emigrant ancestor. A grandson of Stephen, 
Mr. Josiah Palmer, of Brooklyn, N. Y., who died May 13, 1884, in his 72d year, 
had collected materials for the history and genealogy of his family, which he directed 
in his will to be collated, classified and printed for the use of his children and other 
relatives. His manuscripts were placed in the hands of Frank Palmer, of Norwich, 
Ct., a g aduate of Yale College, 1873, and of Andover Theological Seminary, 1880, 
who has arranged them, adding to them from his own memoranda. The result is 
the book before us. which shows grtat care and ability in the compiler. The volume 
is well printed and indexed, and has a large folding tabular pedigree. 

The next book, the Hall " Genealogical Notes," is a very full account of the several 
families of Hall named in the titie page, all of which arc descended from John Hall, 
an early settler of Wallingford. Ct. It is well arranged and indexed. Tabular 
pedigrees of the Hall family and other families connected with it are given, among 
them being those of Parsons, Jewett, Bulkeley, Robbins, Brenton, Mather, andLathrop. 
The book is illustrated by portraits and other engravings. 

The "Memorials of the Family of Finmore" will interest those bearing the several 
names which appear on the title page. The author, who gave us in the Register his 
researches about the English relatives of one president of the United States (Garfield), 
in the present work furnishes similar information about another (Fillmore) . The book 
has some new features, such as the statistics of names, a map showing the geographical 
distribution of the names in England, and the union of tables and narrative by 
means of cross references. The arrangement is based on that used in the Register, 
and by means of this and the index the contents are easily referred to. The author 
is to be congratulated on being able to gather so much information upon the subject 
of his inquiries. The volume is illustrated with fine etchings of Whetham House 
and Hinksey Church, and a plate of the arms of Fyniriore, Filmer and Philiimore. 

The Faniham book is chiefly devoted to the descendants of Ralph Farnum, who 

1887.] Recent Publications. 127 

came to New England in 1635, and finally settled in Andover, Mass. The author, 
who has resided as a missionary in China for more than a quarter of a century, has 
been very successful in collecting the materials for this work, considering the dis- 
advantages under which he has labored. It is clearly arranged and well indexed. 
The Iiev. Dr. Farnham dedicates his work " To the New England Historic Genea- 
logical Society, in gratefid remembrance of the incentive and help its publications 
have furnished." 

William Shepard, of Fossecut, to whose genealogy the next book is devoted, was 
the father of the Rev. Thomas Shepard, the famous minister of Cambridge, Mass. 
The latter preached the Election Sermon in 1637 and 1638, That in 1637 is proba- 
bly lost, but the notes of that in 163S are preserved and were printed in the Hegisteb, 
October, 1870 (vol. xxiv. pp. 361-6). His son the Rev. Thomas Shepard also 
preached an Election Sermon, namely, that in 1672. This genealogy supplies a long felt 
want. It is well compiled and printed, and has an index. 

The pamphlet on the Marsh family, besides the six genealogies named on the title 
page, has an account of the Marsh family reunion in 1SS6, at Lake Pleasant. It is 
printed by the Marsh Family Association. Additions and corrections are solicited 
for a larger work, for which the present is a good foundation. 

The next pamphlet is devoted to the descendants of William Chase, an early 
settler of Roxbury, Mass., and afterwards one of the founders of Yarmouth in 
Plymouth Colony. His will and other genealogical matters form an interesting 
appendix. The work is carefully compiled, and well printed. 

The pamphlet on the Neill family is devoted to the ancestry and descendants of 
Dr. Henry Neill, a physician, of Philadelphia, who died in 1845, aged 62. He was 
the grandson of John Neill, a lawyer from the north of Ireland, who settled in Dela- 
ware as early as 1739, and son of Dr. John Neill, of Lewisiown, Del. The 
pamphlet gives a full record of this family, of which the Rev. Edward Dulneld 
Neill, D.D., of St. Paul, Minnesota, the distinguished historical writer, is a member. 

The Bartow pamphlet is supplementary to the Bartow Genealogy by the same 
author, published in 1878, and noticed by us in July of that year. The Rev. Mr. 
Bartow has traced the family in England three generations prior to the first emigrant 
to America. 

The Lane pamphlet gives the able memorial Address of the Rev. Mr. Lane and 
other proceedings at the re-Qnion in the Congregational Church, Hampton, N. II., in 
September la^t, of the descendants and kindred of William Lane, of Boston, 1651 ; 
William Lane, of Hampton,1685 ; and Dea. Joshua Lane, of Hampton, who was killed 
by lightning, June 14, 1766. By the liberality of Ex-Gov. Frederick Smyth, of Man- 
chester, N. II., contributors of one dollar or more towards erecting a granite monu- 
ment over the grave of Dea. Joshua Lane and his wife will receive a copy of this 
pamphlet free. 

The Guild pamphlet is supplementary to a brief genealogy of that family by L. 
A. and T. Guild, of Bethlehem, Ct., published in 1S77. 

The Willey pamphlet is preliminary to a full genealogy of the descendants of 
Isaac Willey now in preparation and nearly complete. 

The Ludington pamphlet is chiefly devoted to William Ludington and his de- 
scendants. Mr. Ludington settled as early as 1642 in Maiden, but removed to New 
Haven and died there in 1662. 

The Bloss pamphlet is preliminary to a full genealogy now in preparation, as 
announced in this number. 

The tabular pedigree of Morrill, gives three generations of the descendants of 
Abraham Morrill, an early settler of Cambridge and afterwards of Salisbury, Mass. 


Presented to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, to Dec. 24, 1886. 
I. Publications written or edited by Members of the Society. 

The Origin of Languages and the Antiquity of Speaking Man. An Address before the 
Section of Anthropology of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, at 
Buffalo, August, 1SS0." By Horatio Hale, vice-president. Cambridge: John Wilson and 
Son> University Press. 1856. 8vo. pp. 4& 

128 Recent Publications, [Jan. 

Settlement and Progress of the Town of Blue Hill, Maine. An historical address by 
R. G. F. Candage, at Blue Hill Falls, September 7, 1S86. Published and for sale by the 
Ladles' Social Library, Blue Hill, Maine. 1SS6. Svo. pp. 43. 

The Old State House Defended from Unfounded Attacks upon its Integrity. Being a 
reply to Dr. G. H. Moore's second paper, read before the Bostouian Society, Feb. 9, 1886. 
By \V. H. Whitmore. Boston. 18SS. 8vo. pp. 8. 

Groton Historical Series. No. XVI. New chapter in the history of the Concord Fight. 
List of Groton subscribers to important books, etc. Groton, Mass. 1886. 8vo. pp. 25. 

Peabody Education Fund. Proceedings of the Trustees at their twenty-fifth meeting, 
New York, October 6, 18SG, with the Annual Report of the Acting General Agent, Dr. 
Samuel A. Green. Cambridge; University Press, John Wilson and Son. 1S86. 8vo. 
pp. 47. 

Collections of the Bostonian Society. Vol. I., No. I. William Blaxton. Read by 
Thomas Coffin Amory, November 9, 18S0. Boston: Old State House. 1SSG. 8vo. pp. 25. 

Essays and Addresses. By George Morgan Browne. Privately printed. 8vo. pp. 25. 

Reminiscences of Thirty Years' Active Membership in St. Paul Lodge, No. 2, I.O.O.F. 
With a full history of the Order in St. Paul. An address delivered before St. Paul Lodge, 
No. 2, March 15, 18S6. By J. Fletcher Williams. St. Paul : D. Rameley and Son. 1883. 
Svo. pp. 57. 

II. Other Publications. 

Memorial of the 100th Anniversary of the Settlement of Dennysville, Maine, 1SS6. 
Portland, Maine: B. Thurston & Co., Printers. 18SG. 8vo. pp. 115. 

Minutes of the Seventy-seventh Annual Meeting of the General Association of the Con- 
gregational and Presbyterian Churches of New Hampshire, held at Manchester, Sept, 14, 
15 and 16, 1886. Eighty-fifth Annual Report of the New Hampshire Home Missionary 
Society. Bristol, N. H.": Printed by R. W. Musgrove. 1886. 8vo. pp. 104. 

Proceedings and Collections of the Wyoming Historical and Geological Societv. Vol. 
III. Wilkesbarre, Penn. : Printed for the Society. 1886. 8vo. pp. 128. 

Harriet Livermore — " The Pilgrim Stranger." By Rev. S. T. Livermore. Hartford, 
Conn. 1834. Svo. pp. 223. 

Second Series. Vol. XL, No. II. Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London, 
April 1 to July 1, 1886. London: Printed by Nichols and Sons, for the Society of Anti- 
quaries, Burlington House. Svo. pp. 129-190. 

William Penn, the Friend of Catholics. By Martin J. J. Griffin. Philadelphia: Press of 
the I. C. B. U. Journal. 1SS6. 8vo. pp. 9. 

Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Convocation of the Irish Catholic Benevolent 
Union of the United States, held at Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 1 and 2, 1886. Philadelphia: 
Kildare's Printing House, 734 and 736 Sanson St. 1885. 8vo. pp. 42. 

Hon. Horatio Seymour, LL.D., Ex-Governor of the State of New York, late President 
of the Oneida Historical Societv. By Isaac P. Hartley, D.D., second vice-president 0. H. 
S. Utica, N. Y. : Press of L. C. Childs and Son. 33 and 35 Charlotte St. 1S36. Svo. pp. 30. 

In Memoriam James Eells, D.D., LL.D. Bom in Westmoreland, N. Y M Aug. 27, 1822 ; 
died in Cincinnati, O., Mar. 9, 1886. 8vo. pp. 82. 

One Hundred and Fifty-sixih Annual Report of the Directors of the Redwood Library 
and Athenenm, Newport, R. I., to the Proprietors. Submitted Wednesday, Aug. 18, 1886. 
Newport, R. I. : F. A. Marshall, Printer. 1886. Svo. pp. 29. 

1779. Sullivan's Expedition against the Indians of New York. A letter from Andrew 
McFarland Davis to Justin Winsor, corresponding secretary Massachusetts Historical 
Society, with the Journal of William McKendry. Cambridge: John Wilson and Son, 
University Press. 1SS6. Svo. pp. 45. 

Bi-Centennial Celebration. Woodstock, Conn., 1685. September 5, 6 and 7, 1S85. 

Address on the Services of Washington; before the school children of Boston, in the 
Old South Meeting House, Feb. 22,1885. By William Everett. Boston: Roberts Bros. 
1886. 12mo. pp. 29. 

Ancient and Modern Methods of Arrow- Ptdcase. By Edward F. Morse. 8vo. pp. 56. 

Memoir of Jonathan Mason Warren, M.D. By Howard Payson Arnold. Boston. 18i6. 
Svo. pp. 329. 

The General Association of the Congregational Churches of Massachusetts, 18S6. Min- 
utes of the Eighty-fourth Annual Meeting, Westlield, June 15-17; with the statistics. 
Boston: Cong, Pub. Society, Congregational House. 1S86. Svo. pp. 122. 

Memorials of the Class of 1835, Harvard University. Prepared on behalf of the Class 
Secretary. By Charle-s Horatio Gates. Boston: David Clapp and Son. 1886. 8vo. pp. 106. 


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APRIL, 1887. 


By John: Ward De\x. 

I^REDERIC KIDDER was born April 16, 1804, in the town 
- of New Ipswich, N. II., of which territory his grandfather, 
; Col. Reuben Kidder, was one of the purchasers from the Masonian 
I Proprietors, Col. Kidder was also an early settler, and for many 
I years a prominent citizen of the town. His son Isaiah, the father 
j of Frederic, was born February 3, 1770, and received his education 
l at the town schools and the Academy of New Ipswich, The Acad- 
? emy was opened October 15, 1787, though not incorporated till two 
! years later. For a year or two he taught a district school. In 
1799 he opened a store in Mason village, then called Mason Har- 
bor, and subsequently, in 1804, purchased, and removed to, the farm 
in New Ipswich on which he was born. Here he is said to have 
been the first to introduce the merino sheep into that part of the 
country. In 1806 he purchased of the Hon. Charles Barrett his in- 
terest in the factory erected two years previous by Mr. Barrett, 
Ephraim Hartwell and Benjamin Champney. Th's was the first 
cotton factory in the state.* Before Mr. Kidder purchased an in- 
terest in it the operations of the factory had been confined to the 
process of spinning yarn. 

But Mr. Kidder had closely examined the subject, and foretold that 

the manufacture of cotton into various fabrics was to be a great interest in 

New England, and if pursued with energy would be of much importance to 

j the town. He commenced in the establishment as principal manager, and 

j the business was carried on under the firm of Isaiah Kidder & Co. With 

; a sanguine spirit he soon began the manufacture of various kinds of goods, 

j such as stripes, checks, ginghams and velvets, and for this purpose he pro- 

! cured various fixtures till then unknown in the country. As no persons 

| proper to carry on these projects were to be found here, they were pro- 

i cured from England and Scotland. A. long series of experiments had to he 

gone through with, and a long time elapsed before the goods were pro- 

* Cotton Manufacture in the United States, by Samuel Batcfaelder. Boston, 1863, p. 54; 
History of New Ipswidi, N. H., p. 332. 

VOL. XLI. 12 

130 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

dueed. Much difficulty occurred in making sales. They were sent to the 
south, and sometimes to Canada ; but prejudice was very strong against 
home manufactures, and their introduction was consequently exceedingly 
slow. It was left to later times and other persons to mature and carry out 
such enterprises successfully.* 

Isaiah Kidder died April 28, 1811, aged 41. His wife was Hep- 
sey, daughter of Jonas Jones, of New Ipswich, and granddaughter 
of Capt. Ephraim Jones, of Concord, Mass, She survived her 
husband many years, and died at East Cambridge, Mass., October 
21, 1853, aged 83. 

The subject of this memoir, Mr. Frederic Kidder, son of Isaiah 
and Hepsey Kidder, gives the following facts in his youth and early 
manhood : 

My earliest remembrances are of playing with my brother Edward 
under the shade of the forest elms which grew so luxuriantly in front of the 
old mansion-house, which was the birth-place of my father some thirty-five 
years previous ; of going at about the age of five years to the town school 
in the village, and of the sickness, death and funeral of my father when I 
was but seven years old. Soon after this I attended the Academy in my 
native town. When I was fifteen years old I was sent to Hanover to a 
friend of my father,! who wished to do something for his oldest son to re- 
pay favors received from him many years before. Here I attended the 
preparatory department of Dartmouth College, J with the prospect of finish- 
ing my education there. But in about two years, being the eldest son. my- 

services were required at home to assist my mother in taking care of a large 
family and in managing the property. 

My desire being to get forward in life and take care of myself and help 
others as soon as I could. I came to Boston in March, 1822, and entered as a 
clerk in the large wholesale grocery firm of [Maeomber, Sawin & Hunting, 
afterwards] Maeomber, Howard & Sawin, No. 13 Broad Street. Boston 
was then a town of about forty thousand people, and in business as well as 
population was but the nucleus of what it has since become. Every- 
thing was much as it had been for years, and one cau hardly now conceive 
with what economy and long-continued toil the merchants and their clerks 
performed their daily and yearly tasks. Goods were seldom sold beyond 
the limits of New England, and such things as vacations and visits to the 
springs and mountains, or to the sea-shore farther than Nahant, were hard- 
ly ever heard of. As the effect of severe toil in the east winds, and pri- 
vations resulting from a small salary, my health, never robust, gave way, 
and I felt during that autumn that a more congenial climate might soon be 
a necessity. § 

To benefit his health anil to improve his business prospects, he 
decided to seek his fortune at the South, and selected Wilmington, 
North Carolina, as the place in which to begin his operations. In 
November, 1826, when he was in his twenty-third year, he pur- 
chased some goods, and loading a small schooner with them sailed 

* History of New Ipswich, N. H., pp. 413-14. 

t Gen. James Poole, of Hanover. 

1 Moor's Charity School. 

§ MS. Autobiography in Mr. Kidder's Jones Family. 

1887.] Memoir of Frederic Kidder. 131 

for Wilmington. In tins voyage be was accompanied by his younger 
brother Edward, who had just attained his majority, and who was 
associated with him in the enterprise. The passage was stormy and 
unpleasant, and more than twenty days were consumed by it. On 
reaching their destination they rented a store and commenced busi- 
ness, under the firm of F. & E. Kidder. At this time they were 
not. acquainted with a single person in the town. Wilmington was 


then a very sickly place in summer, so that they could only do 
business for about six months. Every May they closed up their 
affairs and visited New England. For about eight years they fol- 
lowed this plan. Mr. Kidder's health, however, seemed gradually to 
decline, and his brother Edward, having an opportunity to become 
a. partner in a large establishment there, they closed up their 
business. Frederic returned to Cambridge, Mass., where his mo- 
ther resided, and Edward became a member of the firm of Dickin- 
son, Morriss & Kidder, and made Wilmington his home for the 
rest of his life. He resided there nearly sixty years.* 

After Mr. Kidder's return to New England his health gradually 
improved, and in a few years he was able to enter mercantile life 
again. His first business was in the West India goods trade at No. 
42 India Street, his partner being John II. Collins, and the firm 
name Collins & Kidder. In 1840 or 1841, this firm was dissolved, 
and Mr. Kidder continued in business alone as a commission mer- 
chant at the same place for about six years longer. Then, in part- 
nership with the Hon. Benjamin F. Copeland, he opened a store at 
33 India Street, under the firm of Copeland & Kidder. They con- 
tinued in the commission business at this place and 26 Chatham 
Street till 1852, when Mr. Kidder's health becoming impaired, he 
sold out his interest in the concern and retired from business. Mr. 
Copeland admitted as partners Messrs. James It. Gilmore and II. B. 
William?, and continued the business, the firm name being Cope- 
land, Gilmore & Co. Mr. Gilmore was some years later a partner 
of Mr. Kidder in New York city. 

In 1845 Mr. Kidder, with his partner the Hon. Benjamin F. 
Copeland and Mr. Charles Copeland, a brother of the latter, pur- 
chased o^ the Barings of London, a lar^e tract on the Schoodie 
lakes in Eastern Maine. The tract was more than thirty miles in 
extent, and contained over a hundred thousand acres. The invest- 
ment proved a very profitable one, and had the partners held it long- 
er they would have realized a large fortune. A map of this tract 
was lithographed. 

After his return to New England in 1834, Mr. Kidder resided 
with his mother in Cambridge till January 12, 1841, when he 
was united in marriage with Miss Harriet Maria Hagar, a lady 
of rare accomplishments, and fitted in every way to make his life 

* See sketch of his life in the Eeuistee, vol. xxxix. p. 397. 

132 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

happy. She was a daughter of Jonathan and Lois (Mixer) Hagar, 
of Cambridgeport, and was born October 26, 1817. The union 
lasted nearly thirty-five years. She died at Melrose, Mass., Dec. 
22, 1875, aged i>8 years. Mr. Kidder, after his marriage, resided 
at Cambridge a few years, and then removed to Boston. 

Mr. Kidder, who by nature had strong antiquarian tastes, was in 
1849 elected a member of the New England Historic Genealogical 
Society, and from that time took an active part in its affairs. It 
was, as he has informed me, from his connection with this society 
and the encouragement of his fellow members, some of whom were 
ensja^ed on similar works, that he was induced to undertake his first 
literary work, the history of his native town. I have often heard 
him name several early members of this society who were the au- 
thors of local or family histories, and who had admitted to him that 
they would not have undertaken them had they not been members of 
the society and enjoyed the facilities which it afforded for such work. 
The origin of the History of New Ipswich is thus given in the pre- 
face to that book. It is there stated that Mr. Kidder, in the summer 
of 1819, "visited his native town to repair the tombstones of his an- 
cestors and collect such materials as he might " find for compiling a 
history of his family. 

In wandering over the " old burying ground " he was struck with the 
number of the great and good resting there, whose names and deeds were 
likely to be forgotten. On looking over the town records of the period of 
the Revolution, lie could not but admire the firm and bold resolves of the 
citizens, their clear views of republican principles and constitutional liberty 
and their self-sacrificing patriotism, lie desired that some one should 
chronicle the history of the town, before the loss of records or the death of 
the remaining few whose memory extended back to early times should rea- 
der it too late. After unavailing efforts to prevail on some one to under- 
take the task, he concluded to attempt it himself.* 

Having acquired a competency, he determined, on retiring from 
mercantile pursuits in 1852, to gratify his historical tastes, and 
also by leisurely travelling over the country, find rest, and so im- 
prove his health. He had for the two years past employed his lei- 
sure in collecting materials for the history of New Ipswich and the 
genealogy of t\\e Kidder family. These he set himself at work to 
complete, and before the year closed the history of his native town 
was issued, and in it was included a history of the branch of the 
Kidders to which he himself belonged. 

In this work he was associated with his friend Augustus A. 
Gould, M.D., who like himself was a native of New Ipswich. The 
book was Issued as the joint production of the two. But the bulk 
of the work was performed by Mr. Kidder. He collected the ma- 
terial and wrote out for the printer nearly all the manuscript. Dr. 
Gould' contributed the first" chapter on the " Physical History " of 

* History of New Ipswich, Preface. 

1887.] ' Memoir oj Frederic Kidder. 133 

the town. T was frequently consulted by Mr. Kidder while the 
book was passing through the press, and saw most of the manu- 
script and proof, but I do not recollect, anything else from Dr. 
Gould's pen. Probably he made other contributions to the work, 
but they could not have been many or important. He assumed 
none of the pecuniary responsibility of publishing the book. 

Mr. Kidder at first intended to make a small duodecimo volume, 
and subscriptions had been obtained for such a book at one dollar 
and fifty cents a copy. But as he proceeded with his work he found 
his materials accumulate, and a desire arose to make a better book 
than could be afforded at the price fixed. The late Samuel Apple- 
ton, the wealthy and benevolent Boston merchant, was born in Sew 
Ipswich, and he also was desirous that the history of their native 
town should not be surpassed by those of other towns. He urged 
Mr. Kidder to make as elegant and expensive a book as his judg- 
ment dictated, promising to bear all the loss that Mr. Kidder would 
incur by so doing. A book was produced that "marked a new era 
in this department of literature. In size, beauty of typography, 
excellence of engravings and thoroughness of treatment, it surpassed 
anything of the kind that had appeared."* The subscribers were 
supplied with the book at a dollar and a half, but the selling price 
was advanced nearer to a remunerating rate. There was of course a 
considerable loss, which Mr. Appleton, according to agreement, bore. 
He also purchased a large number of copies for his friends and for 
public libraries. The book was dedicated to Mr. Appleton, and in 
the dedication as first set up, his liberal pecuniary contribution was 
distinctly stated ; but on the proof being shown to him he decidedly 
objected to its being printed, and the passage was accordingly 
struck out. Mr. Peck relates the following interesting fact : 

An incident connected with this history is worthy of record. Daniel 
Webster, whose early career in the law in New Hampshire made him ac- 
quainted with many of the persons mentioned in Mr. Kidder's work, ex- 
pressed a desire to see it. Mr. Kidder forwarded a copy to him at Marsh- 
field, where he was then lying in his last illness. Mr. Webster was much 
interested in it. and., after his death, it was found lying on a light-stand near 
his bed, and was said by Mrs. Webster to have been the last book he ever 
read. At the sale of the Webster library in 1675, this book was sold with 
the rest, and in it was found Mr. Kidder's note of presentation, which the 
great statesman had used as a book-mark. 

In a little more than a year after he joined the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society, he was elected its treasurer, and held 
the office from January, 1851, to January, 1855, when having re- 
moved to New York city he declined a reelection. In October, 
1851, he was chosen a member of the publishing committee, and 
was reelected the three following years, but for the same reason re- 
fused to serve longer. The Register in 1851 was at a critical 

• Sketch of the life of F. Kidder, by T. B, Peck, in the Melrose Journal. 
VOL. XLI. 12* 

134 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

point in its history. Mr. Drake, the editor and publisher, not hav- 
ing realized from the publication sufficient profit to induce him to 
renew his contract with the society for another year, declined to do 
so. It remained for the publishing committee either to find a new 
publisher for the year 1852, or let the Register die. Mr. Kidder 
determined that it should not die if lie could prevent it, and took 
upon himself the task of finding' a publisher. Members of the com- 
mittee had agreed to edit the several numbers gratuitously. Mr. 
Kidder had much trouble in finding a publisher, but finally made an 
agreement with Mr. Thomas Prince to publish the work. To in- 
duce him to undertake this he gave him the printing of his History 
of New Ipswich, and advanced money to purchase new type and 
other necessary printing materials. 

At the end of the year, Mr. Prince not finding the publication 
profitable, gave it up. Mr. Kidder and the Hon. Timothy Farrar, 
members of the publishing committee, spent much time in trying to 
induce some of the publishers of Boston to undertake the work, but 
no satisfactory agreement could be made. At length Mr. Kidder, 
by promising to subscribe for extra copies himself, and obtain a cer- 
tain number of additional subscribers, prevailed upon Mr. Drake to 
resume the publication of the work. On other occasions the Reg- 
ister has felt the aid of Mr. Kidder's helping hand and wise counsel. 

In 1854 he removed to iNew York and formed a partnership with 
Mr. James R. Gilmore, before referred to. This gentleman has 
since become well known as an author, under the pseudonym of 
" Edmund Kirke." The business did not prove profitable, and in 
about two years and a half Mr. Kidder returned to Boston, where 
he renewed his connection with his old partner, the Hon. Benjamin 
F. Copeland, in the same business, chiefly the southern trade. But 
they were both too old to compete with younger men. The crisis 
of 1857 bore very hard on them, and they Lad scarcely recovered 
from it, when in the spring of 18G1 the war began. As their prop- 
erty was largely at the south, they found themselves much involved. 
They soon dissolved their firm. Mr. Copeland was appointed by 
President Lincoln collector of the port of Boston, and Mr. Kidder 
settled the copartnership affairs of the firm. 

The four years of the war were \ery severe upon him. His busi- 
ness with the south was of course broken up. His brother Edward, 
with whom he had been closely connected in business, remained at 
Wilmington, but being a union man was almost ostracised. The 
brothers seldom heard from each other, and only once during the 
whole time did they meet. Mr. Kidder gives this account of his 
life at this time : 

I was left to get along a.s I could, and felt a loneliness I never before 
experienced. Just before the war we had taken up our abode — for the 
summer only, as we expected — at the Sturfcevant House, East Boston, but 
finding it a very comfortable place, well suited to my income, we con- 

1887.] Memoir of Frederic Kidder, 135 

tinued there six years. Here for much of the time we enjoyed the society 
of old friends, and lived very quietly amid all the continual excitement of 
the war. Here I was chosen on the Boston School Board, and served for 
three years. 

At last the war was ended, and I met my brother whom I had not seen for 
more than four years. I soon resumed my business in cotton and naval stores, 
and with the business of my brother and some old friends in the south, had 
a very successful trade for about two years. Fearing a revulsion in busi- 
ness, which in fact came soon after, I closed up my affairs, and feeling the 
need of a home in the country for the benefit of the health of my wife and 
myself, I purchased a French-roofed cottage in Melrose, and in April, 1869, 
removed there. 

Although I came to Melrose with a desire to take no part in public af- 
fairs, I was in 1870 made chairman of a committee to erect a Unitarian 
church. As it involved, to some extent, the raising of funds from outside 

| parties, it caused me considerable labor. It was, however, a success. Ano- 
ther enterprise which has become of great service to the town, was taking 
the initiative in forming a public library. I acted as chairman of the board 

| of trustees for more than six years. 

Mr. Kidder and Ins wife, after their removal to their comfortable 
home in Melrose, hoped to spend many years of quiet enjoyment. 
But their hopes were doomed to disappointment. About the time 
of his removal Mr. Kidder's health failed him, and it was not fully 
restored till the following winter. In December, 1870, Mrs. Kid- 
der was taken sick with a disease from which she never recovered. 
After five years of suffering, Dec. 22, 1875, she expired. It lias 
been truly said of her that she was " beloved by all who knew her 
and felt the charm of her manner. In but few cases, it is believed, 
has such christian fortitude as a lingering illness exacted, such sweet- 
ness of character as she constantly displayed, left their fragrant 
memory in the breasts of friends and kindred.' 7 * She had a love of 
reading and a fine taste, and she encouraged ard assisted her hus- 
band in his literary labors. 

The death of his wife was a blow from which Mr. Kidder never 
fully recovered. His health had begun to fail before her death, and 
as the years passed on it grew worse, till on Saturday, December 
19, 1885, he being in his 82d year, death relieved him from his 
sufferings. "By a singular coincidence his death occurred almost 
exactly on the anniversary of his wife's, and just ten years after her 
death Ids remains were laid by her side in Mount Auburn. "f He 
died at his house in Emerson Street, Melrose, where on the following 
Tuesday funeral services were held, the Eev. John II. Heywood, his 
pastor, and the Kev. Richard Eddy, D.D., officiating. 

The following is a list of Mr. Kidder's books : 

1. The History of New Ipswich, N. II. Boston, 1852. Cloth, Svo. pp. 
4S8-f-iv. Already noticed, 

* Rt.gistet?, vol. xxx. p. 140. 

f Thomad B. Peck in the Melrose Journal Dec. 2G, 18S5. 

136 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

2. The Expeditions of Capt. John Lovewell. Boston, 18G5. Cloth, 
fep. 4 to. pp. 138. 

3. Military Operations in Eastern Maine and Nova Scotia during the 
Revolution. Albany, 18G7. Cloth, 8vo. pp. x.-|-336. 

4. History of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the 
Revolution. Albany, 18G8. Cloth, 8vo. pp. vi.-{— 184. 

5. History of the Boston Massacre, March 5, 1870, consisting of the 
Narrative of the Town, the Trial of the Soldiers, and a Historical Intro- 
duction. Albany, 1870. Cloth, 8vo. pp. 291. 

6. Memorial of the Jones Family from 1648 to 187G. Boston, 1876. 
4to. post, folios 88, MS. Never printed. This book was presented to 
N. E. Hist. Gen. Society. Appended to it is an autobiography of Mr. Kid- 
der, of which free use has been made in writing this memoir, 

The following pamphlets are by him : 

7. The Adventures of Capt. Lovewell. Boston, 1853. 8vo. pp. 10. 
Reprinted from the Register for January, 1853. 

8. The Abenaki Indians; their Treaties of 1713 and 1717, and a Vo- 
cabulary. Portland, 1859. Svo. pp. 25. Reprinted from the Collections 
of the Maine Historical Society, vol. vi. 

9. The Swede? on the Delaware, and their Intercourse with New Eng- 
land. Boston, 1874. Svo. pp. 13. Reprinted from the Register tor 
January, 1874. 

10. The Discovery of North America by John Cabot. A First Chapter 
in the History of North America. Boston, 1878. Svo. pp. 15. Reprint- 
ed from the Register for October, 1878. 

Mr. Kidder was a contributor to several magazines and newspa- 
pers, among which may be named the Register, the Historical 
Magazine, the Continental Monthly, the Boston Journal and the 
Boston Transcript. His contributions to the Register were nu- 
merous. The principal articles were reprinted and their titles are 
given in the above list of his works. To the Historical Magazine, 
while it was edited by me, he contributed a " Historical Sketch of 
the Indians who inhabited the Eastern Part of North Carolina," and 
various shorter articles. In the Continental Monthly, edited by 
his friend and former partner, James R. Gilmore, appeared in 
April, 1802, ''Beaufort, Past and Present, " and in May, 1862, 
"Roanoke Island." As Beaufort had just been captured, and as lit- 
tle was known of its history at the North, his full and reliable de- 
tails attracted much attention, as did those concerning Roanoke 

Mr. Kidder's first ancestor in New England was James 1 Kidder, 
who was born in 1G26 in East Grinstead in Sussex. He came to 
New England and settled at Cambridge, Mass., as early as 1G50. 
From him Frederic Kidder was the sixth in descent, through John, 2 
born about 1655; Thomas, 3 born 1690; Reuben, 4 born 1723; 
Isaiah, 5 born 1770, to Frederic, 6 born 1804.* 

* For full details sec History of New Ipswich, pp. 400-15; and History of the Kidder 
Family, by F. E. Kidder, Allston, 1886, pp. 11-79. 

1387.] Memoir of Frederic Kidder. 137 

Mr. Kidder, as early as 1850, through the instrumentality, I 
think, of Mr. Horatio G. Somerby, opened a correspondence with 
the Rev. Edward Turner, rector of Maresfield in Sussex, who 
was a distinguished antiquary and genealogist. The Kidder fam- 
ily had long been seated at Maresfield, and Mr. Turner was able 
from the information of Mr. Kidder, to ascertain the birth-place of 

I James Kidder the emigrant, and to trace his ancestry back several 
generations to Richard Kidder, who was living at Maresfield in 

! 1492, a year rendered memorable by the discovery of America : the 
descent being Richard, 3 living 1492, Richard, b Richard, John, d 
John, e born 1561, James, 1 ' born 1595 ; to James 1 the emigrant, 
born 1026.* Through the Rev. Mr. Turner, Mr. Kidder was made 
acquainted with Mr. James Crosby, of London, who gave him much 
information concerning the English Kidders. 

My first acquaintance with Mr. Kidder was in 1850, when I be- 
came a member of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. 
He had only joined the society a year before, but he showed a deep 
interest in everything pertaining to it. The next year he was chosen 
treasurer. Pie w T as strenuous for keeping the expenses of the society 
within its income, and crushed many a project which would have 
jeopardized the existence of the society, or at least curtailed its use- 
fulness. He had its welfare always at heart. At one crisis some 
of us thought that but for his exertions the society would have been 

He had read much, travelled much and been a keen observer of 
men and manners. As his memory was tenacious, he had a won- 
derful fund of information, and could say something interesting or 
valuable upon almost every topic that was broached. As a business 
man he was active and enterprising, and his judgment was seldom 
at fault. 

Benson J. Lossing, LL.D., the well known historical writer, 
gives me the following recollections of him : 

I first became acquainted with Mr. Kidder at Boston in the fall of 1848, 
when I was gathering materials for my " Pictorial Field-Book of the Rev- 
olution." I was introduced to him with the assurance that he was one of 
the most earnest and trustworthy of antiquaries and most obliging of men. 
Events justified this commendation. He kindly proposed to accompany me 
to historical localities about Boston with which he was familiar, and he 
gave me the first information that Roxbury Fort, erected on an eminence 
that commanded Boston Neck, was then in a state of good preservation. 
We visited the old work together, and the long evening of that day, spent 
with him and his charming wife, was exceedingly pleasant and profitable 
to me. 

That first acquaintance ripened into a life-long friendship, which was 
kept warm by pergonal and epistolary intercourse; and when some years 
afterwards he made his residence in New York city, we were much together. 

* A tabula- pedigree of this family is printed in the History of New Ipswich, pp. 393-9, 
and is reprinted in Kidder's Kidder Family, pp. 8, 9. 

138 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

He was an earnest, enthusiastic and indefatigable seeker after truth, and 
was always generous in sharing with others any knowledge which he pos- 
sessed. He was highly patriotic in his impulses, and nobly loyal to his 
professions. One always felt sure of him as a friend who deserved his 

Mr. Kidder was an uncompromising unionist during our late civil war, 
and gave to his country the benefit of his peculiar knowledge of Wilming- 
ton, N. C, and its surroundings. He had held intimate social and com- 
mercial relations with Wilmington for many years, and was acquainted 
with the country and the coast far around it. Foiled in its efforts to abso- 
lutely close the port of Wilmington against blockade runners, the govern- 
ment considered plans for capturing and holding the city. 

Mr. Kidder had found means for communicating with friends in Wil- 
mington during the war, and so early as the beginning of 1864 he submitted 
a plan to Gen. Burnside, then recruiting men in New York and New Eng- 
land for his Army Corps, the Ninth. Burnside was so pleased with and 
interested in the plan that he went with it to Washington, and received 
from the War Department full permission to carry it out. He gathered a 
large force at Annapolis for the purpose, and was nearly ready to go for- 
ward, when Gen. Grant arrauged for the campaign in Virginia and Geor- 
gia, and the Ninth Corps was ordered to join the Army of the Potomac. 
This put an end to the expedition, and postponed the capture of Wilming- 
ton. Mr. Kidder's plan, as communicated to me in a letter from him at 
the close of the war, was as follows : Wilmington is thirty miles from the 
sea by the Cape Fear Iviver, but only about twelve miles from a navigable 
sound east of it, into which from the ocean was Masonboro' Inlet with 
seven feet of water at high tide. It was proposed to have a fleet of Hat 
steamers rendezvous at Beaufort, fifty or sixty miles up the coast, in which 
to put 12,000 armed men under an energetic commander. These were to 
be suddenly landed on the main at Masonboro' Inlet, and marched directly 
on Wilmington. It was known that there were no defences beyond two 
miles from the heart of Wilmington (and they not very strong) to oppose 
the force coming in from the sea. It was proposed to have a strong cav- 
alry force move simultaneously from New Berne, to tear up the railway 
between Wilmington and Goldsboro', and, if poss ble, go down and destroy 
the bridge within ten miles of Wilmington. This force was to cooperate 
fully with that marching from Masonboro' Inlet. The feasibility of Mr. 
Kidder's plan was so apparent that Gen. Graham, in the summer of 186-1, 
submitted a similar plan to our War Department, which involved the land- 
ing of troops at Masonboro' Inlet, to cooperate with cavalry, infantry and 
artillery coming down from New Berne and other points above. 

Mr. Samuel Adams Drake, author of the " Landmarks of Bos- 
ton,'' "Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast," and other 
works, writes to me : 

Mr. Kidder was a frequent visitor at my father's house in the earlier 
days of the society's history, when a few men were in the habit of meeting 
together to talk over its prospects in the temper of enthusiasts, before whom 
all obstacles disappear. They were all deeply in earnest, these men, and 
so became worthy pioneers in the cause to which their mutual support was 
pledged, notwithstanding the fact that neither money, social position or the 
prestige of high literary standing was a strong factor in the undertaking 

1887.] Memoir of Frederic Kidder. 139 

j itself. Mr. Kidder was ever one of the most sanguine and cheerful members 
of this little coterie, and if not so ready with ideas as some others, his sug- 
gestions were always apt, and seldom failed to show the shrewdness that to 
me always seemed a conspicuous trait in his character. Though go'ng 
back into the forties, my recollections of that early time naturally embrace 
| only what a boy sees in a man whose maimer is a little abrupt and impos- 
| ing, though never unkind, but whose thoughts and interests are far beyond 
him. Therefore I cannot speak of the best years of Mr. Kidder's life as his 
I friend Mr. Lossing, or Mr. Trask, or yourself, might do, for all that is to 
j me a gulf impossible of being bridged over. Later in life I came to know 
| Mr. Kidder intimately. He was for a long time my neighbor and valued 
\ friend. Our tastes and pursuits run on somewhat congenial lines, so that 
! it was a pleasure to meet him if only to listen to the store of reminiscence 
of which he was so full. Now, as I remember these talks, it seems to mo 
that Mr. Kidder always had something to say, in his pithy way, that was apt 
to go clear to the root of a matter. lie was an excellent judge of men. 
I now recall his estimate of certain persons with added respect for the 
unerring insight it exhibited on his part, although at the time the estimate 
may have seemed to fall short of or overshoot the mark. 

Mr. Kidder was fond, of relating his meeting with Gen. Grant at 
\ City Point when the Union army lay in front of Petersburg. His errand 
j there was to give Gen. Grant information of importance concerning the 
; best way to capture Wilmington, N. C, with which port Mr. Kidder was 
' well acquainted, and he always deplored what he considered the unneces- 
sary sacrifice of life made in carrying Fort Fisher by assault, inasmuch as the 
garrison could have been cut oif irooo its water supply, and so forced to 
haul down the Confederate flag without bloodshed. Perhaps the one strong- 
est literary purpose of Mr. Kidder's later years was seen in the desire to 
put in suitable shape for publication the voluminous and exhaustive mate- 
rials he had collected bearing upon the early history of Acadia. This had 
been with him a veritable labor of love, but after exhausting the field of 
research he felt himself unequal to doing the work of compiling, annotat- 
ing and testing such a mass of crude materials, and was therefore com- 
pelled to abandon the hope he had formed of seeing what was meant to be 
his most important literary work go uncompleted. Nevertheless, the man- 
uscript itself remains to show some of Mr. Kidder's leading iterary charac- 
teristics, his knowledge of authorities to be consulted and. of the men of 
the time, his do<rsred persistence in following up the most trifling clew, his 
industry, and his ambition to produce a work worthy of the subject by 
gathering together everything that could be brought into relation with it, 
even though it might seem to the superficial observer an unconsidered trifle 

At a meeting of the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 
held March 3, 188G, Mr. William B. Trask, chairman of a com- 
mittee previously appointed to prepare resolutions on his death, 
offered the following : 


Whereas, it has pleased cur Heavenly Father, after a decade of loneliness 
and suffering, to remove by death our esteemed associate Frederic Kidder, 
Resolved, That we bear witness to the earnestness, fidelity and prompt- 
ness with which he discharged his various duties in behalf of this society, 
through a membership of six and thirty years, until his waning health and 

140 Memoir of Frederic Kidder. [April, 

strength forsook him. being for some years its treasurer, and for a long 
time a director, working willingly and faithfully on many and important 
committees, with an ardent desire to promote the interests of our institution. 

Resolved, That he was an efficient student of history and genealogy, as 
is evident in what lie did for Ins native town, New Ipswich; in behalf, also, 
of Indian nomenclature and history, the earlier and the Revolutionary move- 
ments in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and North Carolina; his 
many and valuable contributions to our Register and other publications, 
as well as in the several separate volumes that he wrote and published. 

Resolved, That as a merchant and business man he was upright and hon- 
orable, energetic and self-commauding ; as a citizen, neighbor and friend, 
worthy and respected. 

Resolved, That we gratefully acknowledge the generous bequest made by 
Mr. Kidder to this society, the foundation of a Kidder Fund, the iucome 
whereof is to be expended for books much needed for our library. 

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to the family of .the 

The lion. Nathaniel F. SafFord, after announcing a bequest by 
Mr. Kidder of five shares of the Cabot Manufacturing Company, of 
the par value of $500 each, offered the following resolution which he 
had prepared at the request of the directors : 

Resolved, That the society gratefully accepts the legacy bequeathed them 
by the will of the late Frederic Kidder, Esq., denominated the " Kidder 
Fund ;" that the trustees named by the testator, Deloraine P. Corey, John 
"Ward Dean and William B. Trask, be requested to receive a transfer of the 
shares of the capital stock of the Cabot Manufacturing Company, to hold 
in accordance with the provisions and limitations of said will, wherein this 
society is made the benencia?-y and cestui que trust. 

Remarks on the character of Mr. Kidder and expressions of grat- 
itude for his bequest were made by the Hon. Marshall P. Wilder, 
LL.D., president of the society, the Rev. Edmund F. Slaftev, Mr. 
Trask and the Hon. Charles Cowley, LL.D. Mr. Shifter's remarks 
were in substance as follows : 

Our cider associates especially will always remember Mr. Kidder with 
- great respect for his deep interest in this society, and his loyal fidelity to- 
wards it, from its earliest years to the day of his death. In some respects 
he was an extraordinary man. lie was not erudite, or learned in the ordi- 
nary and proper sense of the words, but nevertheless he had a profound iove 
of history, especially of the history of this continent. He had an instinct, 
almost a genius, for the investigation of themes that had in them elements 
of uncertainty, that were involved more or less in mystery and doubt. On 
such subjects he was pretty sure to arrive at a clear and iixed opinion, and 
subsequent and wider investigation often proved that his views were not 
incorrect. At our monthly meetings, when at one time and another almost 
numberless historical questions have been discussed, many of them involved 
and complicated, we shall none of us forget how almost uniformly our late 
associate brought forward illustrations, principles and facts, germain to the 
subject under discussion, and which were always entertaining and suited to 
enrich or reinforce our historical knowledge. 

The resolutions were unanimously adopted. 

1887,] Posthumous Address of President Wilder. 141 




riHHE annual meeting* of the New-England Historic Gexealo- 
JL gigal Society was held in the Society's House, 18 Somerset 
Street, Boston, on Wednesday, January 5, 1887, at 3 o'clock in 
the afternoon. In token of the common grief fo\t by the members 
of this Society at the death of their late president, the Hon. Mar- 
shall P. Wilder, the hall was draped in black, as was likewise his 
portrait which hung upon the wall on the hit. The massive ma- 
' hogany chair which once belonged to John Hancock, of late years 
occupied by Col. Wilder as president of the Society, stood vacant 

| near the middle of the platform, and covered with the habiliments 
of mourning. The Hon. Joseph B. Walker, of Concord, N. II., 
the senior vice-president, presided, and oa taking the chair made 
some brief and appropriate remarks. 

The address, prepared for this occasion by the late Hon. Marshall 
P. Wilder, president of the Society, was then read by the Rev. 
Edmund F. Shatter, who had been selected for this duty by the 
Board of Directors. Mr. Slafter prefaced the reading by these 

, remarks : 

Mr. President : — 

It has been the custom of our late lamented president, immedi- 
I ately after the committee appointed to nominate officers for the en- 
j suing year had announced to him that his name would be presented 
for the presidency at the next annual meeting, to prepare an address 
to the Soe.ety on assuming the chair for another term. During the 
last weeks of his life he had made his usual preparation. On Wed- 
; nesday, the 15th day of December, he completed his last re\;«ion, 
and sent the copy to the printer, that it might be put in type for the 
greater convenience of reading. On Thursday he rose apparently 
in. better health than he had been for several days. Having attend- 
ed to some matters of business, he dictated a letter of importance, 
his daughter acting as amanuensis, and signed it with his own hand. 
His physician entering at that time, to whom he announced himself 
as very well, and to the special inquiry as to the rheumatism that 
had been playing about his chest for several days, he replied that 
rf he felt none of it. that it was all gone," After a few additional 
words he lifted his hands to his breast, settled back in Ins chair, the 
pulsation of his heart ceased, and his spirit passed 

" To that i:ndi?corcr:I country, from wiioss bourn 
No traveller returns." 

VOL. XLI. 13 

142 Posthumous Address of President Wilder. [April, 

Thus calmly, without a struggle, in the multitude of years and 
ripeness of knowledge, his faculties still fresh and vigorous, un- 
touched by any symptom of decay, our venerable president rounded 
out and finished up with a rare completeness his earthly career. 

In the discourse which I am about to read to you, we have an 
exhibition of his broad and comprehensive interest in historical 
studies, and his warm affection for this Society, and his co-workers 
in what lie loved to call r this noble work." And I am sure, if he 
were conscious of these nroceedin<is to-day* his sensibilities would be 
touched by the eagerness with which, as his old associates, we shall 
listen to his last counsels, and embalm them as a part of our pro- 
ceedings at this annual meeting. 

Gentlemen of the Society : 

This completes nineteen years of my service as president of this 
Society. I am most grateful for the repeated tokens of your good 
opinion. But when I see around me from time to time so many 
gentlemen distinguished for their learning and historical knowledge, 
who are better qualified to discharge the duties of the chair than 
myself, I feel a delicacy in occupying it any longer. I cannot, how- 
ever, without your consent sever the relations which have existed 
between us for so many years. I shall therefore accept any duties 
you may lay upon me, asking your indulgence, and at the same 
time assuring you that I shall bring to their discharge a warm heart, 
the best of my feeble strength, and all the wisdom I possess. 

"While we most gratefully acknowledge that Divine Goodness 
which has preserved the lives of so many of us, and permitted us to 
assemble again for the prosecution of our noble work, we have to 
record the loss of many associates who have rendered important ser- 
vices, and who during the past year have joined the silent majority, 
and passed on to receive their reward. 

Among them we have to record the loss of two of our Vice- 
Presidents, the lion. George Carter Richardson of Massachusetts, 
and the Hon. John Russell Bartlett of Rhode Island. 

Mr. Richardson was my intimate friend for many years, and I 
sincerely cherish his memory and deplore his loss. He w r as an en- 
terprising business man, and a liberal and public-spirited citizen. 
The Society is deeply indebted to him for his interest in its welfare, 
and his generosity in its behalf. 

Mr. Bartlett was well known as an able writer on history, archae- 
ology and bibliography, and was distinguished for his thoroughness 
and accuracy. The elaborate and illustrated catalogue of the John 
Carter Brown Library, which he prepared for the press, is a monu- 
ment to his learning and industry. To his kind offices Ave owe it 
that we have a copy of this invaluable catalogue in our library. 

1387.] Posthumous Address of President Wilder. 113 

Prominent among other members, whom we have lost, is Chester 
Allan Arthur, ex-President of the United States, the upright chief 
magistrate, who ably conducted the affairs of the nation at a period 
of unusual solicitude; Archbishop Richard Chenevix Trench, late 
primate of Ireland, a distinguished scholar and poet; Amos A. 
Lawrence, the honored son of an honored sire ; Henry P. Kidder, 
the philanthropic banker; the Hon. John James Babson, the his- 
torian of Gloucester; and the Hon. Charles Adams, Jr., a long 
trusted public officer in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 

Brief memoirs of all the deceased members have been prepared 
by the historiographer, the Rev. Dr. Tarbox, and special action 
has been had by the Society on those who have been officially asso- 
ciated with us in our labors. 

Most deeply do we sympathize with those of our associates who 
mourn the loss of the near friends or companions of their lives. 
But we console ourselves with the hope that ere long we shall meet 
them again, where love shall be complete, and death and parting 
never come. 

*• Beyond this vale of tears 
There is a life above, 
Unmeasured by the night of years ; 
And all that life is love." 

It gives me renewed pleasure to state that our Society is still in a 
sound, prosperous, and progressive condition. The acquisition of 
funds, the enterprise and enthusiasm of our members, the public 
interest shown in the gift of books and other historic material, are an 
ample reward for our toil, more than fulfilling our anticipations for 
its perpetuity ; the plans for the extension of our building, which 
we so much need, are held in abeyance, as we do not know what 
effect the erection of the new Court House is to have on our 

One of the most judicious and liberal bequests that the Society 
has received is that from the late Francis Merrill Bartlett, of Cain- 
bridge, who left us his entire library consisting of nearly sixteen 
hundred volumes. Mr. Bartlett, though fond of belles-lettres 
and general literature, had a particular interest in local and 
family history, the specialties of this Society. He collected with 
much care and judgment a library that might serve him 
in his investigation of these subjects, which he thoroughly mas- 
tered. He was a subscriber to our quarterly publication, and a 
contributor to its pages. He was reluctant to have the library from 
which he had received so much profit and enjoyment, and on which 
he had bestowed so much time in its accumulation, dispersed at Ins 
death, and his interest in this Society induced him to make it the 
depository of his precious volumes. This is an example which I hope 
others will follow. It is a melancholy fact that every year witnesses 
the dispersion of libraries on special subjects, on which the owners 

144 .Posthumous Address of President Wilder. [April, 

had bestowed great care, and in which the works have a much 
higher value as parts of a complete collection than they have as 
separate volumes. Should not such collections be kept together, and 
deposited in some great library, and thus become a monument to the 
wisdom and generosity of the collector? 

The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, the 
Society's organ, has now been published forty years, and numbers 
forty volumes. It has well earned the reputation which it has 
attained. No public or private library that is intended to be use- 
ful in historical research can be considered fully equipped without 
this work. During these two score years the Register has had 
twelve editors, namelv, the Rev. William Cogswell,' D.D., Samuel 
G. Drake, A.M., William Thaddeus Harris, A.M., the Hon. 
Nathaniel B. Shurtleff, A.M., M.D., the Rev. Joseph B. Felt, 
LL.D., the Hon. Timothy Fafrar, LL.D., William B. Trask, 
Esq., John Ward Dean, A.M., William PI. Whitmore, A.M., 
the Rev. Elias Nason, A.M., the Hon. Charles Hudson, A.M., 
and Col. Albert II. Hoyt, A.M. Of these the first six and Mr. 
Hudson are dead. They are all well known for their contributions 
to historical literature. Mr. Dean, the present editor, has had 
charge of the work for the past eleven years, and was editor on two 
former occasions, the ao;rr re n-ate of his services covering over one- 
third of the time of the Register's publication. 

. All the money received from subscribers is expended on tlie work, 
and members of the Society and friends of the publication, who are 
not already, can increase its value by becoming subscribers to the 
work. The materials are abundant for its enlargement, and only 
more means are needed to pay for the increased expenditure. 

I desire to call your attention, as I have repeatedly done before, 
to the researches now making in England, by Mr. Henry F. Wa- 
ters, under the auspices of this Society, with the pecuniary aid of 
others friendly to this undertaking. These investigations, as you 
all know, have been systematically carried on for the four past years, 
and have attracted great attention from antiquaries, not only in 
this, but also in other countries. It is a vastly important work, 
certainly among the foremost that this Society has been called upon 
to undertake during the forty-two years of its existence, and, as has 
been well said, it marks an epoch in genealogical research. A de- 
partment of research is, or ought to be, a permanent feature in a 
Society like ours. The time has now come to put it on a more per- 
manent basis. 

The remarkable success that has attended these investigations 
hitherto, should lead us to hope that provision may be made to estab- 
lish a fund, the income of which may be available for the promotion, 
of original research in this department. This would free us from 
the necessity of asking for annual contributions, and would enable 
the work to be carried on on a grander scale and with greater re- 

1887.] Posthumous Address of President Wilder. 145 

suits. An endowment like this is a great want of the Society. Who / 
will put into his Will $20,000 for this purpose? 

Anniversaries and celebrations are constantly recurring, and our 
early history is becoming more familiar to the present generation 
than it was even to those who were actors in it. These historical 
festivals are, as Mr. James Russell Lowell has well said, " keeping 
alive the thread of historic continuity so important to men, to fami- 
lies, to towns and to nations, in the development of character." 

Among those of the year 1886,. which were conspicuous, the fol- 
lowing may be named : 

Few occasions, if any, have awakened a broader interest in New 
England than the late celebration of the founding of Harvard Col- 
lege. As the President of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 
the lie v. George E. Ellis, D.D., justly said, "On no other occa- 
sion and in no other place throughout our whole land could such a 
company have been gathered and such observances have been held 
as gave to the commemoration at Cambridge such felicity, dignity 
and completeness in all its elements and incidents." 

Most appropriate was it that the Chief Magistrate of the nation 
and his Cabinet, as well as the representatives of the colleges of our 
own and foreign countries, should meet to exchange congratulations 
on the influence and prosperity of this the oldest college in our land, 
and that a great concourse of people from all parts of our country 
should be present to join in the rejoicings of the occasion : and that 
more than a thousand of its alumni, with Tv inthrop, Holmes, Low- 
ell, Ellis, and other golden stars that still shine in the constellations 
of her sons, should come home with grateful hearts to honor their 
Alma Mater and remember John Harvard, who planted this nursery 
of knowledge for the benefit of has race. 

One of the most interesting occasions of the past year was the un- 
veiling and dedication of a magnificent bronze statue of Daniel 
Webster, presented to the State of New Hampshire by her generous 
son, our associate member, Benjamin Pierce Cheney, Esq., a fitting 
tribute of respect to his native State, and an enduring memorial of 
New Hampshire's matchless son. As the champion of the Ameri- 
can Union, the expounder and defender of the Constitution, Mr. 
Webster stood like the highest summit of his granite hills, towerino* 
aloft, far above ail around him. To him is our nation more indebt- 
ed than to any other man for the establishment of the great princi- 
ples which have made our government what it is. As New Eng- 
land's greatest son, America's illustrious statesman, the apostle of 
freedom and fraternity, his words will live to adorn the pages 
of history so long as our Charter of Liberties shall bear on its 
scroll the declaration that "all men are born free and equal," or 
Liberty and Union shall have a place in the hearts of freemen, — 
"Liberty and Union, one and inseparable, now and forever." 

PerL*. r ; the most imposing event of this series was the completion 

VOL. XLI. 13* 

146 Posthumous Address of President Wilder. [April, 

and dedication of the statue, '' Liberty Enlightening the World," on 
the 28th of October, on Bedloe's [aland in the harbor of New York. 
A vast concourse of people from our own and other countries 
assembled to do honor to the patriotic and gifted Bartholdi. The 
occasion was honored by the presence of the President and Cabinet of 
the Republic, the Governors and dignitaries of our States, the Mili- 
tary, Naval and Civil organizations composing a grand procession of 
two hundred thousand men, such as has seldom if ever been witnessed 
on this continent. The stars and stripes and the tricolored flags 
were garlanded and blended together in sympathy for the perpetu- 
ation of the freedom which they once helped to achieve ; and 
what added to the brilliancy of the occasion was the presence 
of hundreds of ships of war and vessels of commerce moored side by 
side, and decorated with thousands of banners floating proudly in 
the breeze, and announcing the completion of this august work of art. 

We rejoice in the erection of these testimonials to perpetuate 
through coming generations the love of freedom and human ri^ht, 
and we pray that its progress may go on until the monarchies of 
earth shall be revolutionized, and the golden light of liberty shall 
penetrate to the darkest recesses of the earth. We rejoice in 
the memorials erected in the interest of liberty, which now grace 
our land: — the monument on Bunker's Heights where the first 
great battle of the Revolution was fought ; the monument at York- 
town where victory crowned the cause of American liberty ; the 
Washington Monument in memory of the Father and Deliverer of 
his Country, the loftiest structure of which we have any record ; and 
the statue of Liberty Enlightening the World, one of the loftiest 
figures in human form on the globe. Glorious memorials ! which 
speak to mankind of the blessings which are enjoyed by a most free, 
progressive and prosperous nation, under a government made and 
controlled by themselves. 

Wonderful indeed has been the progress of civilization on this 
continent; it has no parallel in the annals of history, in its growth, 
power and influence, opening a new era in the destiny and happi- 
ness of the race. As the beams of the morning spreading into the 
broad sunlight of day, so is the sun of liberty gradually diffusing its 
rays over the earth ; unfolding the principles of free thought, free 
speech, free education, free labor and free government, as seen in 
our own country, in Greece, in France, in Mexico, and in the present 
demand of Ireland for home rule. Grand indeed has been our 
country's record, fast fulfilling the predictions of statesmen and 
philosophers of past times. Surpassing all their glorious anticipa- 
tions, our country constitutes herself the Mother of an Empire of 
States, and stands forth as the richest and most powerful nation 
of the globe. 

With what almost superhuman foresight Bishop Berkeley wrote 
almost two hundred years ago of the destiny of this land : 

1887.] Posthumous Address of President Wilder. 147 

"Westward the course of empire takes its way, 
The first four acts already past," 

bv which we suppose he meant the Babylonian, Persian, Grecian 
and Roman Empires, and looking through the blood of England to 
America, he saw the "Fifth" in our own land. 

"A Fifth shall close the drama with the day, 
Time's noblest offspring is the last." 

The Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the completion of the 
Domesday Survey in 1086, was celebrated by the Royal Historical 
Society of England, of which Lord Aberdare is president. The 
commemoration took place in October last, the sessions holding five 
days from the 25th to the 29th of that month. One feature of the 
celebration was the exhibition of the Domesday book or rather 
books, for there are two volumes, of which our associate, Augustus 
T. Perkins, A.M., gave a graphic description in the letter read at 
our October meeting. The size of the larger volume is about 

i twelve inches by eight, and the smaller ten inches by eight. 
They are beautifully engrossed and in line preservation. Other 
historical manuscripts in the Record office and in the British 

j Museum were inspected by those who attended the celebration ; 
and at subsequent meetings papers were read on subjects 
connected with that renowned survey, by well-known historical 
scholars. George W. Marshall, LL.D., F.S. A., of London, and 
Augustus Thorndike Perkins, A.M., of Boston, were appointed 
delegates from this Society to the celebration. Mr. Perkins was 
prevented from attending, but Dr. Marshall represented the Society 
on that interesting occasion. 

The last month in the year witnessed the celebration of the Two 
Hundredth Anniversary of the founding of King's Chapel, which 
was held on the 15th of December, with addresses from the Rev. 
Henry Wilder Foote, its minister, and some of the most distinguished 
speakers in Boston and vicinity. The services which began the 
parish life of King's Chapel, of which two hundred years have been 
completed, were memorable also as the introduction of the English 
Church into the Colony of Massachusetts Bay. 

In my last Address I gave emphasis to the relation which history 
holds to biography. When they are combined with genealogy a 
great work opens before us, both in the researches of the past, and 
in those to be made in future years. At the present time I 
wish to refer to the reasons why this study should be pursued, not 
only in its bearing upon those who love the work, but for accom- 
plishing and accelerating the primal design of this Society. 

The need of such an organization first sua^ested the formation 
of this Society, which as a pioneer on this continent is specially 
distinguished. In the Mother Country genealogy was so interwoven 
with heraldry that neither could be complete without local and 

148 Posthumous Address of President Wilder. [April, 

family records. The armorial bearings on the equipages of the 
gentry often proved the key to the line of ancestry for generations 
back ; and family crests led many to search musty records to learn 
who were their progenitors, and what were their exploits. In 
England it is only the privileged classes whose pedigree and entails 
from the time of the Norman Conquest are recorded on early sealed 
and attested parchments. It is of them that the Heralds' College, 
presided over by the Garter King of Arms, keeps the armorial 
record, their "coat armour " and lawful "crests" and "bearings." 
No yeoman enters there. Only "the blood of all the Howards" is 
worth tracing, even though it runs in the veins of knaves or cowards. 

But we of New England, never forgetting our birthright, or the 
stock whence we came, have no dividing line by which to separate 
the patrician and the plebeian. This marks, in a very significant 
manner, a stage in the social progress of our race, and furnishes an 
occasion and encouragement for genealogical study. Democracy 
ought highly to estimate the purpose and the province of genealogy. 
Eor the range of the subject at once shows us that we must no 
longer confine our interest in humanity to the great ones of earth, 
to princes and nobles. Genealogy with us knows no distinction 
between the great and the small. It recognizes simply the lineage of 
families limited by natural descent. 

It is true we often find great difficulty in tracing the line of many 
of our "Anglo-Saxon" families anterior to their arrival in America. 
Nevertheless, by patient and unceasing investigation we may hope that 
many additional lines may yet be traced back to the original stock 
in England. There are those of our people who feel a pride as they 
contemplate the unbroken chain of their family descent through 
successive generations, which in most cases embraces a great variety 
of talent, official rank and respectability. 

S?y what you will, there is an instinct implanted in human nature 
with its " Who?" and "What?" of the past, an innate love of kindred, 
bone of our bone and flesh of our flesh. The American Indian sacredly 
preserves the bones of his ancestors, carries them with him from place 
to place, cherishing their memory and thus handing down the story of 
brave deeds for many generations. Look at the Chinese in our country 
to-day, noted as a nation which honors its kindred, and with grateful 
assiduity transports their remains to their distant home that they may 
mingle with their native dust. Itecall the traditions of man, each gen- 
eration in its' day bears testimony to the character of the preceding. 
He who worships the past, believes we are connected not only with 
those that came before us, but with those who are to come after. What 
mean those hieroglvphic inscriptions on the Egyptian monuments ? 
Says one of them, "I speak to you who shall come a million years 
after my death." Another says, "Grant that my words may live 
for hundreds ami thousands of years." The writers were evidently 
thinking, not only of their own time, but of the distant future of 
the human race, and hoped themselves never to be forgotten. 

1887.] Posthumous Address of President Wilder. 149 

Look at tlie genealogy of the Hebrews, accurately delineated in 
the Scriptures. They preserved for four thousand years the hue of 
descent from Adam to the Messiah, through a chosen people, to 
whom, in connection with the royal line of David, certain great 
promises were made. 

Not till pure domestic family relations are established, not till vital 
statistics are faithfully gathered and recorded, not indeed till there are 
materials for historical narrative at hand, will there be the widest 
scope for genealogical investigations. It insists upon facts, monu- 
ments and records, and whatever tends to preserve the memory of 
passing events. It is of the highest service in all legal processes for 
establishing the rights of property. Much in the past has been lost 
to the world from lack of data of time and place. That ques- 
tion which has come down the centuries, ""Who reared the Pyramids 
of Egypt?" must remain forever unanswered. That stony face of 
the "Sphinx'' which guards them well, and round whose base the 
sands of the desert have drifted, gazes still into futurity, revealing- 
no tale to the passing traveller, save the echo of history, "Before 
thou wast, I was." 

But we of this nineteenth century, through our archaeological 
explorations, and our historical and genealogical researches, which 
secure the past, seize upon the present, and perpetuate them in the 
future, are amply repaid for our labors. Mother Earth has kept her 
secrets well, but is revealing them one by one, as the reward of 
patient toil. What must have been the delight of the discoverer, when 
those two Egyptian mummies were unrolled, to be able to identify 
them so perfectly as Ramases the Second and Third, father and son ! 

At last, through the indefatigable labors and perseverance of the 
agent of our Society in England, Mr. Henry F. Waters, we 
have been enabled to lift the veil which for nearly two hundred and 
fifty years has hidden the modest, obscure, but gene xms benefactor of 
America's ancient university, to discover his parentage and birth-place, 
and also to form some idea of his youthful surroundings. With 
what new enthusiasm must its thousands of alumni who attended 
its late quarter-millenary celebration, with the other thousands who 
once trod its classic halls, but are now scattered over 'the wide earth, 
have uttered the name of their "Alma Mater," and paid fresh 
tributes of gratitude to its founder, John Harvard, whose memory 
is forever immortalized ! 

Genealogy in its widest sense embraces more than what appertains 
to the pedigree of the human species. It embraces in its broadest 
principles and effects, not only the mental, and moral, but the phy- 
sical world, the dominion of man over nature, of mind over matter. 
Here comes in a new branch of genealogical study, termed Heredity, 
which seeks to discover those immutable laws which Eternal Wisdom 
has fore-ordained for the government, improvement, and perfection 
of the works of creation. Its aim " is to trace through families, 

150 JExcerpta from a Suffolk Parish Account Boole. [April, 

direct or affiliated, the transmission through continuous generations, 
or by recurrence in alternating generations, physical, mental and 
moral traits and qualities." Carlyle says, ' ( I can trace father, son 
and grandson ; the family stamp is distinctly legible in each ; " and 
in after generations there often comes the prototype of a line of de- 
scent, with the stately figure, the massive brow, the Roman nose, or 
the energy, skill, or genius of the far-off line of ancestry, establish- 
ing the right to rule. How far classes of ideas and sympathies 
may be transmitted to posterity, is a study for the physiologist and 
philosopher, " when inferences and inductions to be of any value 
must be trustworthy, and most carefully certified." 

The laws of scientific development for the improvement of species, 
whether animal or vegetable, in producing an ever-increasing ad- 
vancement, are evidences of that Divine Benevolence which has for 
its object the ultimate perfection of all things. 

Thus man as His agent produces the delicious apple from the 
sour crab, and the luscious peach from the bitter almond. From the 
wild tenants of the forest we have our beautiful, symmetrical and 
intelligent, domestic animals, the result of human co-operating with 
divine skill. And so on, by the same genius, to the grander mani- 
festations in the kingdom of matter; from the dewdrop, we have an 
element which turns the machinery of the world, and from the spark 
caught by Franklin, a power which speaks with tongues of fire and 
carries thought instantaneously to every part of the globe. 

And so in the sublimer issues of life, in the realms of matter 
and of mind, will civilization and science advance hand in hand, 
when the demands for ' r human rights" in the emancipation of mankind 
shall triumph in the enjoyment of the blessings of freedom ; when a 
common prosperity and a common brotherhood throughout the 
world, shall ever be approaching nearer and nearer to that great 
"Fust Cause "who declared his works to be " verv ^ood." And 
finally, when the germ of immortality in man shall burst its 
earthly confines, and in its native clime expand in celestial beauty, 
the designs of Infinite Perfection will be consummated ; and the 
glories and mysteries of creation now hidden from our eyes will 
be unfolded, and written in letters of ever-living liirht, on the 
tablets of Eternity. 


By the Rev. John James Raven, D.D., Vicar of Fressingfield, Eng. 

"There is nothing so old but there's something older in it,'* said a 
neighbor of mine when he pointed out an echinus in a loth century 
Church wall. His. words recur to my mind as I look to the binding of the 
Weybread Church Book lying before me. The book is noted as beginning 

1887.] Excerpta from a Suffolk Parish Account Booh. 151 

from 1588, but the first eleven years, alas! are gone. Certain strips of 
parchment have been used to strengthen the back. On one is the red ink 
flourish springing from some lovely illuminated capital letter, long ago 
destroyed ; but the words. ttflS rum pauefc'im* tactcs have escaped the knife. 
On the other side of the sheet I read . . regent men Xpm in cell's xlo . . . 
while in another part, with a little trouble, may be deciphered the opening 
words of Psalm xxxiii.Vulg. (our xxxiv.) Benetiicam eu'm in omnt tc'pcrc : 
semper lartS rins t ore meo. These with a few other words have just 
managed to survive as memorials of the piety of mediaeval life in Wey- 

But to the book itself. "The Receytes of Thomas Meene at myll and 
Josua Elgood, Churchwardens" for 1599, show from rates and rent a 
" summa totalis ix li. v s. vijcl," and the iteni3 of expenditure are not at 
first of any special interest. 

In 1 COS we have some entries illustrative of the regard in which the 
Holy Communion was held: 

" Nyfle pynts of muskedyn " were provided for Easter Day, six pints for 
the following Sunday, and a pottle for each of Whit Sunday and Christ- 
; mas Day. 

1618 seems a year unusually abounding in briefs for various towns suf- 
| feri ng after fire — "Barnstable" and Stepney are named with many 
I Eastern Counties places, the sums collected being usually about a shilling. 
j But the first item in September is " for Virginia ij '," and though it may 
[ seem dangerous for a tyro in American History to piece facts together, this 
[ surely seems to take its origin in the distress in Virginia in that year, 
1 when, " having planted our fields came a great drought; and such a cruell 
| storme of haile, which did such spoile both to the Come and Tobacco, that 
I wee reaped but small profit," as Captain Samuel Argall and Master John 
! Rolfe relate.* Rolfe further reports that in May, 1619, the Margarett of 
| Bristol came, with " many devout gifts,"f which expression is very appro- 
; priate to offerings made in church. TVe may think then that the Wey- 
bread two shillings lent their little aid to build up Virginia and something 

a la a 

\ more. 

In 1019 the Table of the Ten Commandments was repaired and 

'enlarged. Sacramental bread and wine, washing of the "surplisse," and 
charges at Archidiaconal visitations run on steadily year by year. In 1021 

I " David Michell hisbreife loss SOOOli. by water," drew xd. from the parish, 
and the same amount to Robert Lawe, " Vicar in Huntington," probably 
known to Oliver Cromwell, he having lost " 2001L by fire." Tramps are 
treated with a lenity which would have shocked the Tudor legislators, 
two "passengers" having a shilling bestowed on them; but in 1023 
the screw is on, and sixpence given to Anne Johnson and Ellin Johnson, 
bears record as to their " being permitted by warrant from two Justices of 
the peace to passe with three small children from Warike shire to Winter- 
ton,? their husbands being drowned and all their goods lost by sea, 
May 9." Vagrancy increased again, and we find 49 " travelers " relieved 
in 1636. 

In 1623 appears for the first time the signature of John Thurlby, 
Vicar. His last is in 1642, when he seems to have been ejected. 

* Arner's Capt. John Smith, p. 530. t p. 540. 

X A fishing village, about 10 miles N. of Yarmouth. 

152 Excerpta from a Suffolk Parish Account Booh. [April, 

In 1626 Ann Mayman's absolution cost the parish Is. 4d., and we can 
only hope that the result was satisfactory. 

Three years more bring us to the end of one of the Forced Loans of 
Charles I. ' ; Item the gift and last subsidie or Lone money lent to 
the King viij.s." 

Most notable in 1630 is, " Item, to a pore distracted minister Is. Qd,, r * 
the representative, it is to be feared, of a large class in those troubled days, 
perhaps fearing reprobation from a study of Perkins's Tables, perhaps leav- 
ing his little all for conscience' sake, and unbalanced in a struggle for dear 
life in this hard world. 

Soon the Earl of Manchester rules these counties. 

By 1643 Sir John Hobart's name ceases to appear as assenting to the 
year's account. The parish pays " M r Yerelin for demolishing and taking 
away onlawfuil thinges upon our church windowes, and in other, partes 
about our church, being authorised beronfco by the Earle of Manchester." 
He that will read impartially the diary of Will : Dowsinge, of Laxfield. 
hard by. may see what irreparable mischief was done by allowing fanatical 
clowns to destroy at their own sweet will whatever displeased them. All 
was superstition in their eyes, from the most objectionable representations 
of the Trinity to the simplest scenes from iSeripture history, such as we 
now see in children's Sunday books. All round these parts Dowsing and 
his subordinates raged, but by some happy miscalculation they missed 
Fressingfield. The *' sumrna totalis " of books, the property of the parish, 
changes. The great Bible, Jewell's works* the book of Homilies, a 
" paper booke," and a Register book remain, but the place of the Look of 
Commou Prayer is taken by the Covenant, which cost the parish half-a- 
crown for " wrighting " it in a sheet oi parchment. Next year a pen is 
run through the Book of Homilies. The parochial minds are not at all 
stirred by these vicissitudes in theology. Thomas Kent, Nicholas Algar, 
Francis Burley attest the account as of yore. 

The days of the Commonwealth were not without church, reparation. 
In 1651 Brande [Brend] of Norwich is paid £3 2s. for recasting one of 
the bells (which till lately bore his name and the date), and other expenses 
w r ere incurred, running up the amount to over £5. 

It is easy to pull down, but reconstruction is another matter. In 16oo 
' one Joseph Artise desires to be the " spiritual pastor and master " of Wey- 
bread. But the parish, however ill served or unserved, will not have him 
without a struggle, and an old parishioner, John Meen, champions the 
cause and wins. " Item, payed to John Meen 13s. 4d. money disbursed 
by him in opposinge Joseph Artise when he indevored to gett sequestrac a 
of the church and suply the place 13s. 4(1" 

In 1658 the Parchment of the Covenant disappears from the small list 
of Church Books. 

The tingle (literally) of great events in the realm is distinctly perceived 
in this remote parish, where on the 20th of May, 1CG1, we find the ringers 
receiving 3s. for their performance on -; Crownnation " day, the previous 
23d of April. These accounts are passed by Daniel Jacob, John Nelson, 
Nicholas Algar and John Meen. The last but one especially had experi- 
enced with equanimity many vicissitudes in things political. 

In 1663 the Revised Book of Common Prayer, which had received so 

* I found a black-letter Jewell some years agj&in the tower of Ilketshall St. Andrew, 
while I was bell-hunting. 

1887,1 The Lineage of President Lincoln. 153 

much attention at the hands of Archbishop Sancroft, then Clerk of Con- 
vocation, appears among the other books as ,; A Service Book." 

Thus I Lave endeavored to show the course of a very rivulet of history, 
through a little of its extent. There is more to come, should this awaken 
a desire to know more of the genuine simple annals of a little East 
Anglian parish. 

England. 1599 and forward. 

Wbyhread, Sujf. — Surnames occurring in the Parish Account Book — • 
Meene " at rnyll," Elgood, Newson, Chittocke, Algar, Ilarccke, Godbolde, 
Goodwyn, Lawrence, Storrer (Storer), Halles, Brabone,* Stuutlye, Cooke, 
Andrev/es, Doggett, Snett, Freman, Godfrey. Falcher, Noller, Barber, 
Goodyng, Ketyll, Seaman, Crowne, Man, Legate, Ayton, Dickerson, 
Crane, Smeytli, Leman, WoodrofTe, Harper, John Chatteris, Clark ( Vicar), 
Everard, Greive, Tallyer, Styles, Myller, Linstead, Austen, Lambert, 
Harryson, Toppyng, Yonge, Newman, Whitehall, Skynner, Adamson, 
Pollard, Fiske, Deane, Luby, Lowd, Parkier, Waller, Lark, Miller, 
Sutfieldj Burley, aSeech, Branson, 


By Samuel Shackford, Esq.,f of Chicago, 111., a descendant of Saraaei Lincoln. 

SAMUEL LINCOLN came from Norfolk County, England — probably 
from the town of Hingham— -in 1 637, at the age of 18 years. He ap- 
pears to have been first at Salem, an apprentice to Francis Lawes, a wea- 
ver ; and on becoming of age settled at Hingham, Mass., where lived his 
I brother Thomas, a weaver, who came over in 16.33. 

The family name of Samuel Lincoln's wife is not known. By wife Mar- 
: tha he had a family of ten children, whose descendants are numerous. 
I Through their first son, Samuel, came the governors Levi Lincoln, father 
I and son, of Massachusetts, and Enoch Lincoln, governor of Maine. 

2. Mordecai 2 Lincoln, the fourth son of Samuel and Martha, born at 
; Hingham, 17th June, 1657, was a blacksmith, and worked at his trade in 
the town of Hull, where he married Sarah, daughter of Abraham and Sa- 
rah (Whitman) Jones. From Hull the family removed into the neighbor- 
ing town of Scicuate, about 1704, where Mordecai engaged in establishing 
a furnace for the smelting of iron ore. The children of Mordecai and 
Sarah (Jones) Lincoln were : 

Mordecai, Jr., bom 24th April, 1686.] 

Abraham, bora 13ch January, 1689. 1 u • tr- u 

Isaac, bora 21st October, 1691. f b * ln Hm S ham - 

Sarah, born 29th July, 1694. J 

Elizabeth. > , , - ., . 

Jacob-by a second wile. $ b - at Scifcuate. 

The will of Mordecai Lincoln, dated at Scituate 3d March, 1727, is of 
! a somewhat unusual character. The younger sons, Isaac and Jacob — the 

* This name, properly Brabant, seerrts to be fcho origin of Barebone (Praise-God). 

f A. portion of this article was printed by me In the Chicago Tribune, bat I have received 
valuable information since 'dim, which is here incorporated. s. a. 

I VOL. XLl. 14 

154 The Lineage of President Lincoln. [April, 

latter a lad of 16 — are appointed executors, and to them is bequeathed 
all lands in Hingham and Scituate, saw-mill, grist-mill, and interest in iron 
works. To son Mordecai lie gives £110 in money, or lawful bills of credit; 
to son Abraham £60 in money, or bills of credit, beside what he hath 
already bad. To the oldest son of Mordecai and the oldest son of Abra- 
ham, each £10 in money when they become of age, and provision is made 
for sending three of his grandsons to college, should they desire a liberal 

It appeal's evident fi'om the wording of the father's will, that his sons 
Mordecai and Abraham were not living in his vicinity at the time of his 
decease, and there is no record to be found in New England of them, or 
their descendants, since 1727. That many of the settlers of East New Jer- 
sey were from New England is a well authenticated fact. The Ilsleys, 
Moores, Hales. Rolfs, Pikes and others, went from the town of Newbury, 
Mass., to Middlesex County, N. J., and founded the town which they 
named in honor of their old Puritan pastor, Rev. John Woodbridge, and 
these people left their New England homes of their own free will, induced 
by temporal rather than spiritual considerations. They were not driven 
away by sectarian intolerance, and were, as the history of their town informs 
us, as uncharitable in their theological views, in their new homes, as men 
generally were in those days the world over. At a somewhat later date, 
the Lincoln brothers left their home in Scituate, and we find strong evi- 
dence that they were Mordecai and Abraham Lincoln who are found early 
in the last century in Monmouth County, N. J., which adjoins Middlesex. 

Of these, Mordecai married Hannah, daughter of Richard and Sa- 
rah (Bowne) Salter, of Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J., previous to 
September 14, 1714, the date of her uncle Capt. John Bowne's will, in 
which Hannah Lincoln has a bequest of £'250. Richard Salter was a lead- 
ing lawyer of the province, was County Judge, member of the Provincial 
Assembly, besides holding other official positions of honor and trust. Capt. 
John Bowne was a wealthy, influential person ; the settlement of whose 
estate involved a tedious lawsuit, as shown by the court records of Mon- 
mouth County. The suit was commenced in 1716 by Obadiah Bowne, ex- 
ecutor, against the other heirs, and the name of Mordecai Lincoln appears 
as one of the defendants. Twice the plaintiff was i onsuited. In 17 L). the 
suit being renewed, there stands against the name of Mordecai Lincoln the 
words "non est," and again in 1720 the same words stand against his 
name, and the suit is withdrawn as against him at this term of the court. 
In connection with this suit, John Bowne, one of the heirs, wrote a letter, 
relating to the estate, to his uncle Obadiah Bowne, the executor, dated 
April 16, 1716, in which lie calls Mordecai Lincoln " brother." The ori- 
ginal of this letter is in the possession of Judge John C. Beekman, of Mon- 
mouth, N. J., who has kindly furnished the writer with a copy of the same. 

There is on file at the secretary of state's office, Trenton,. N. J., a deed 
dated February 29, 1720, from Richard Salter to Mordecai Lincoln, both 
of Freehold, Monmouth County. N. J., conveying four hundred acres of 
land situate on the Machaponix River and Gravel Bank, Middlesex County ; 
and another deed of May 20th, 1726, from the same to the same, convey- 
ing one hundred acre- of land at the same place, and mentions the grantee 
as then of Chester County. Penn. 

It appears from the preceding extracts and the following circumstances, 
that Mordecai had not alienated himself from New Jersey in 1720; there 
was unearthed in lo7G, in the old burying ground near Allentown, a tomb- 

1887.] The Lineage of President Lincoln. 155 

stone bearing the inscription, "To the memory of Deborah Lincoln, aged 
3 years 4 months, May 15, 1720," which was, I presume, the child of Mor- 
decai and Hannah Lincoln, as I find no evidence of any other family of 
Lincoln having ever lived in the neighborhood. 

From a deed on file among the records of the department of internal 
affairs of Pennsylvania, dated Dec. 14th, 1725, the following extracts were 
obtained : 

Know ah men by these presents that I Mordecai Lincoln of Coventry in the Coun- 
ty of Chester, for and in consideration of the sum of five hundred pound, etc., do 
forever quit claim to William Branson Merchant of Philadelphia, his heirs and 
assigns, <me full and undivided third part of one hundred and six acres of find, ac- 
cording to articles of Agreement made between Samuel Natt of the one. part and 
the said Mordecai Lincoln of the other part, together with all and singular of the 
Mynes and Minerals, Forges, Buildings, Horses, Lands and Improvements whatso- 
ever thereunto belonging. 

Signed, sealed and^delivered in presence of Mordecai Llvcolno [Seal] 

Jn° Robeson 

Jane Speary 

The foregoing deed is important as showing the place at which the grant- 
tor first resided on going to Pennsylvania, and that he was there engaged 
in the manufactory of iron,, a trade which he undoubtedly learned in his 
j father's establishment at Scituate. 

It is through this Mordecai Lincoln that President Lincoln's pedigree is 

traced to Samuel Lincoln, but it is essential that Abraham of Monmouth 

j County should also be identified as one of the missing sons of Mordecai 

and Sarah (Jones) Lincoln. Abraham, like his supposed father, was a 

. blacksmith, as the following deed proves: 

Abraham Lincoln, blacksmith, of Monmouth County Province of X. J. conveys to 
Thomas Williams Feby. 20 th 1737, two hundred ami forty acres of land near Cros- 
wick, County aforesaid, bein^ the same granted and confirmed to lorn from Safety 
Boyden, by deed hearing date Feby, II th 1722 : and also, 200 acres conveyed to him 
from Abraham Yanhorn March 15 1725. The consideration for both lots being 
j £590, and furthermore, every year thereafter, forever, upon the feast of St. Michael 
the Archangel, the sum of one penny good and lawful money. 

The sale of this estate was preparatory to following his supposed brother 
from New Jersey into Pennsylvania. His will is dated Springfield, Chester 
Co., Pa., April loth, 1745. and was entered for probate on the "20th of the 
same month. His estate consisted of a plantation at Springfield and two 
houses in Philadelphia, which was divided among his children, Mordecai, 

| Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, John, Sarah and Rebecca. No wife mentioned. Pour 
of his sons, it will be observed, bore the same Old Testament, names as the 
four sons of Mordecai. of Scituate. Many of his descendants have been 
members of the old Swedish Church of Philadelphia, and some of them 

I were recently living in that vicinity. 

The will of Mordecai is substantially as follows: 

Feb'y 22' 1 , 1735-6, I Mordecai Lincoln of Amity, Philadelphia Co. Province of 

Penn, give and bequeath to my sons Mordecai and Thomas all my land in Amity, 

j with this proviso : That if my present wife, Mary, should prove with child at my 

decease and bring forth a son, then I order that the land be divided into three equal 

j parts, Mordecai to have the lower S. E. part, Thomas ye middle, and ye posthumus 

ye upper part. 

I <rive my daughters Hannah and Mary, a piece of land at Machaponix N.J. 
already settled upon them by deed of gift. 

I give my son J >hn Lincoln, a certain piece of land lying in the Jersey containing 
three hundred acres. 
I gije my daughters Aun and Sarah one hundred acres of land at Machaponix iu 

156 The Lineage of President Lincoln. [April, 

the Jersey, -which I order my executrix to sell and divide the money betwsne 

1 give to my beloved wife, Mary, all ye remainder of my estate, goods and chat- 
tels quick and dead to be at her disposal, and liberty to remain on my plantation at 
Amity, until these my children ate at their several ages. 

I nominate and appoint my Wife Mary my sole executrix, and my loving friends 
and neighbors Jonathan Robeson and George Boone trustees to assist ray executrix. 

Admitted to probate Philadelphia, June 7th, 1736. 

The children are not named in the will in the order of their birth. The 
oldest son, John, was by the first wife Hannah Salter, and went with his 
father to Pennsylvania. A deed from him dated Nov. 8, 17-18, is on file 
in the secretary of state's office at Trenton, N. J., wherein he is described 
as the son and heir of Mordecai Lincoln, of the town of Caernavon, county 
Lancaster, which deed conveys to William Dye three hundred acres of 
land in Middlesex County, N. J., which was a portion of the property con- 
veyed Oct. 9, 1720, by Richard Salter to Mordecai Lincoln, and by him 
bequeathed to said son John. 

John Lincoln in 1758 owned a farm in Union township adjoining Exeter, 
which he sold and went io Virginia, settling in Augusta County, in that 
portion of it which was organized into Rockingham County in 1779. His 
will cannot now be found, part of the papers in the Probate Office at Har- 
risonburg having been destroyed by tire. But there is ample proof of his 
having had sons John, Thomas, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, with daughters, 
and perhaps other sons. The maiden name of their mother is not positive- 
ly known, but is supposed by some of her descendants to have been 
Moore. The son Abraham married Mary Shipley in North Carolina, 
where their sons Mordecai, Josiah and Thomas were born, and in 1782, or 
thereabout, the family removed to Kentucky, where their daughters Mary 
and Nancy were born. The son Thomas married Nancy Hanks, near 
Springfield, Ky,, Sept. 23, 1806, and their son Abraham, born July 12th, 
1809, became President of the United States. 

The Lincolns through which the president's genealogy is traced, were for 
six generations, with but a single exception, pioneers in the settlement of 
new countries : 1st, Samuel, from England, was an early settler at Hing- 
hani, Mass. ; 2d, Mordecai, of Scituate. lived and died near to where he 
wasl-orn; 3d, Mordecai settled in Pennsylvania thirty years previous to 
the organization of Berks County ; 4th, John went into the wilds of Vir- 
ginia; 5th, Abraham went to Kentucky with Daniel Boone when the coun- 
try was inhabited by savages and wild beasts ; 6th, Thomas, who went with 
his son Abraham, the future president, into the sparsely settled portion of 
Indiana, from whence Abraham, on attaining to early manhood, went to 

Mordecai Lincoln, son of Mordecai and Mary, who inherited one third of 
the Amity plantation, was taxed in Berks County in 1752, afterward kept 
a store, and was connected with the commissary or quartermaster depart- 
ment of the army during the Revolutionary War. His family Bible was de- 
stroyed by fire, but in an old account book, running from 1763, with entries 
therein down to 1784, the family record is partially restored, as follows: 

Mordecai Lincoln (the father) born 1730, had children : 
Benjamin, born Nov. 29, 1756. 
John, born Mar. 28, 1758. 
Ann, born Nov. 22, 1759 ; married "VY ra Jones. 
Hannah, born Dee. 31, 1761, 
Sarah, born Feb. 25, 17G7. 

1837.] The Lineage of President Lincoln. 157 

After, the Revolutionary War, Mordecai removed to Fayette County. 
western Pennsylvania, where he died in 1812, aged 82 years, and was bu- 
ried at Uniontown. His son John, who appears to have been a ne'er-do- 
well, went to visit his father's half-brother John at his place in Virginia, 
when a young man, and there had his nose bitten off in a fight, and his 
father was obliged to go for him. He was brought home and placed under 
the guardianship of his brother Benjamin on the homestead farm, and these 
facts were personally known by those who were recently living. 

Ann Lincoln, daughter of Mordecai and Ann of Amity, married William 
Tallman and settled near the Lincolns in Virginia. Their family Bible is 
in the possession of Miss M. J. liowe, Zauesville, Ohio, who has permitted 
me to copy the following : 

William Tallman his Bible bought in 1770 Price £2. 2. C. 

William Tallman born March 2-3 1720 on Bode [no doubt Rhode] Island, de- 
ceased Feby 13 [The year obliterated.] 

Ann Tallman daughter of Modic Lincoln in Penn, born March 1725, deceased 

Dec. 22 .... 
William and Ann Tallman married Oct. 2 ._-.. 

The names of eleven children are given, but one of whom lived to the 
age of maturity. Their son Benjamin, born in Pennsylvania, January '.), 
1745, deceased June 4, 1820, married Susanna, daughter of Benjamin and 
Susanna Boone, Nov. 9th, 17 04. She was bom in Pennsylvania, Mav 10th, 
1740. died July 28, 1824. 

Abraham Lincoln, the posthumous son of Mordecai and Mary, of Amity, 
was horn in 1730. and married Ann Boone, a cousin of Daniel, the Ken- 
tucky pioneer. Their grandson, David J. Lincoln, Esq., of Birdsboro', Pa., 
informs me that his father James, who died in 1860 at the advanced age of 
94 years, and his uncle Thomas who died in 1864, told him that Daniel 
Boone repeatedly visited his friends in Pennsylvania, and always spent a 
portion of his time with his cousin Ann, and that his glowing accounts of 
the south and west probably induced John Lincoln to remove to Virginia. 
After his removal he was kuown anions his friends as Virginia John, to 
distinguish him from others bearing the same name. 

The descendants of Thomas Lincoln, son of Mordecai and Mary, of 
Amity, are not traced, but they may, perhaps, be foil id among the Lin- 
colns of Westmoreland County, Pa. 

The foregoing facts, taken from original documents on file and family 
papers, surely prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that the brothers Morde- 
cai and Abraham Lincoln, sons of Mordecai and Sarah Jones Lincoln, of 
Scituate, Mass., were the ancestors of the Lincoln families of Pennsylvania, 
and that Abraham Lincoln, the martyr President of the United States, 
.was descended from the brother Mordecai, through John, Abraham and 
Thomas, his father, grandfather and great-grandfather. 

An Inxenjive to Labo^. — The more I contemplate the history of 
this country, the more I reflect on the great moral and political events 
which have elevated our nation in point of privilege, the more I am im- 
pressed with the obligation to do something for its advancement, something 
to aid this grand march of improvement, — Hon. Marshall P. Wili>er, 

VOL. XLI. 14* 


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Communicated by Hfxry F. Waters, A.M., now residing in London, England. 
[Continued from page 6-5.] 

THE article in the Register for October, 1886 (xl. 362), on 
? * John Harvard and his Ancestry, Part Second," which, al- 
though published under a separate title,, formed the fourteenth instal- 
ment of Mr. Waters's Genealogical Gleanings in England, related 
especially to the family of John Harvard's maternal grandfather, 
Thomas Rogers of Stratford on Avon, co. Warwick. Mr. Wa- 
ters's investigations in this direction resulted in the accumulation of 
a mass of material in regard not only to this but to other families 
of the name of Rogers, but a part of which is as yet ready for 

The article in the present number of the Register, the sixteenth 
in the series of "Genealogical Gleanings," concerns more particu- 
larly the Rogers family of Essex Co., England, and of Essex Co., 
Massachusetts. It is by no means complete, nor is it intended to be 
a final report of i\\a results of Mr. Waters's signally successful re- 
searches. Mr. Waters has evidently thought it advisable simply 
to r * report progress " in this line of search rather than to wait until 
he could perfect his work so as to present a finished pedigree of this 
family. The latter course would necessitate a long delay, while the 
course he has adopted, although open to the objection of being per- 
haps a fragmentary and unsatisfactory mode of dealing with the sub- 
ject, has the positive merit of enabling him to make at once availa- 
ble for the use of antiquaries some of the new and important dis- 
cove ies he has made in relation to this family. 

As is well known to the readers of the Register, the Committee 
on English Research have repeatedly asserted that the method of 
search adopted by Mr. Waters would without fail enable him to bring 
to light what had escaped the notice of all previous investigators, and 
they have from time to time called attention to the most striking points 
in the evidence relied upon to support this assertion. The Harvard 
discoveries undoubtedly made the most impression on the minds of 
the general public, but Mr. Waters's whole work, in every part, is 
proof enough to the mind of the trained antiquary that here at last 
is a new departure in genealogical investigation which cannot fail to 
produce results not otherwise to be attained. And this present pa- 
per on the Essex Rogers is by no means inferior to the Harvard 
papers as evidence of the truth of the statements above referred to. 

It has long been a tradition in New England that the Rev. Na- 
thaniel Rogers of Ipswich, Mass., son of the Rev. John Rogers of 
Dedham, co. Essex, England, was a descendant of John Rogers the 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 161 

Martyr. This tradition was disproved by the late Col. Joseph L. 
Chester, himself a descendant of the Ipswich minister, Indeed, it 
was through the researches that he then made into the history of this 
branch of the Rogers family that Col. Chester was first led to torn 
his attention to the genealogical pursuits in which he subsequently 
became preeminent. His Life of John Rogers the Martyr, pub- 
lished in London in 1861, was his earliest antiquarian work, and 
was the means of first bringing him to the notice of genealogists in 
this country and England. Although the result of these investiga- 
tions was personally unsatisfactory to him, as he himself tells us, 
and his disappointment was great in finding that the Martyr could 
not have been the ancestor of the Ipswich minister, he never lost his 
interest in the subject, and continued almost to the day of his death 
to accumulate material in relation to the Rogers family in all its 

Through the kindness of Augustus D. Rogers, Esq., of Salem, 
Mass., I am permitted to make the following extracts from three 
letters written to him by Col. Chester. 

In the first, dated January 13th, 1877, after referring to his Life 
of John Rogers the Martyr, he says : 

" I may say generally that I have since discovered nothing to vary the 
conclusions I then arrived at, but much to confirm them. We shall never, 
I fear, carry the Rogers pedigree back beyond Richard Rogers of Yv r eth- 
ersfield. I have sought earnestly in vain to ascertain who his father was, 
but I quite accept Candler's statement that he was of the North of Eng- 
land. ... I have often been at Dedham, where the bust of John Rogers is 
still in the chancel of the church. I have spared no pains to ascertain his 
parentage, but in vain. My Rogers collections alone would make a small 

In the second, bearing date February 17th, 1877, he says : 
" For eighteen years I have been collecting everything I could lay my 
hands on, from every possible source, concerning the Rogers families, all 
over England. All this material I have kept carefully worked up in pedi- 
gree form, and, with all my personal interest in the descent, I have never 
been able to get back a step beyond Richard Rogers of Wethersfield, nor 
even ascertain who was the father of John Rogers of Dedham. If any fur- 
ther progress is ever made it will be by accident. But my impression is 
that the earlier ancestors of the family were of a rank in life so humble 
that they never got into the public records. If I could think of anything 
more to do, you may be sure that I would do it My Rogers collec- 
tions are enormous, and I know of nothing that has escaped me." 

The third is dated March 9th, 1878, and he there says : 
" You must recollect that I take as deep an interest in the Rogers pedi- 
gree as you or anybody else can, as there is no doubt about my descent from 
Rev, John Rogers of Dedham, and if I had been able to add anything to 
what I have heretofore published, I should have done so. I have been 
pursuing these inquiries here for now nearly twenty years, and you may be 
sure I have left no stone unturned." 

162 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

It will be seen that those letters were written but a few years be- 
fore the death of the writer. 

It is with no wish to detract from the fame of Col. Chester — for 
that is now secure, and lie is admitted by all to have been preeminent 
among the genealogists of our day, without a superior indeed either 
in tliis country or in England — that attention is called to the fact 
that in the history of the very family in which Col. Chester had the 
greatest interest, for it was his mother's mother's family, to which he 
had devoted so much exhaustive labor with the tireless energy and 
perseverance for which he was so remarkable, discoveries have now 
been made by Mr. Waters which, but a short time ago, would have 
been pronounced impossible. 

Mr. Waters now shows us that the Rev. John Rogers of Ded- 
ham was the son of John Rogers, a Chelmsford shoemaker, and 
that this shoemaker and the lie v. Richard Rogers were probably 
brothers, the sons of another John Rogers, when John Rogers the 
Martyr was'living elsewhere. Xor has this discovery been made by 
accident, as Col. Chester prophesied, but by a laborious, systematic 
and exhaustive search on a plan never before attempted. It is ano- 
ther proof that the baffled investigator hereafter need never despair 
of his case, that genealogical problems apparently impossible of solu- 
tion are by no means to be abandoned as hopeless. It is a reminder 
also of the necessity of establishing a permanent fund, by means of 
which we can carry on these investigations on a grander' scale than 
ever before, and with proportionately greater results. 

John T. Hassam. 

Family of John Rogers of Dedham. 

It is with intense gratification that, at last, I am able to answer 
the long vexed question who was the lather of John Rogers, 
"tie famous preacher of Dedham," and to show pretty clearly what 
was the name of his grandfather, father of the no less famous Rich- 
ard Rogers of Wethersfield. For more than a score of years has 
this question been discussed in the New England Historical and Gen- 
ealogical Register and other publications, without eliciting a particle 
of positive evidence bearing on this subject. The late Col. Chester, 
in his memoir of John Rogers the martyr, produced a mass of nc£- 
ative evidence which seemed to refute the wide-spread belief in a 
descent from that heroic sufferer in the cause of the English Refor- 
mation. But all that we actually knew of the family in which so 
many of our New England people are interested, was what we could 
gather from the will of Richard, who speaks of his cousin (i. e. 
nephew) Rogers of Dedham, the inscription on his tombstone, the 
will of John Rogers himself, his epitaph on the north wall of the 
chancel in Dedham church, and the Candler pedigrees in the Har- 
leian MSS., British Museum, and in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 163 

Add to these Giles Firmm's Journal and the very significant state- 

iincnt in Nichols's Literary Adecdotea (181*2), vol. ii. p. r.-o'6 (see 
Memoir of John lvogers the Martyr, by Col. J. L. Chester (Lon- 
, don, 1861), p. 243), in reference to Daniel Rogers, the father of 
| the Rev. Dr. Jortin's mother, that he was "descended from Mr. 
| Rogers, Steward to one of the Earls of Warwick, whose residence 
I was at Lee;-, near Chelmsford, in Essex, temp. Henry VIII.," and 
we have, I believe, the sum total of our knowledge of this family in 
\ England, so far as the genealogical aspect is concerned. In order 
| that we may get our exact bearings at this point of departure, I ven- 
j ture to reproduce the most important of these facts. 

The inscription on the tombstone of Richard Rogers of Wethers- 
\ field (see Col. Chester's Life of John Rogers, pp. 239, 240) shows 
I that he died 21 April, 1618, in the sixty-eighth year of his age, and 
j was born therefore about A.D. 1551. The following is a very con- 
[ cise abstract of his will, which was published in full in the October 
| number of the Register for 1863 (vol. xvii. p. 32G). 

Richard Rogers of Wethersileld, Essex, preacher, 16 April 1 G13, proved 
[ 30 April 1618. He mentions John Clarke, a neighbor at the brook, Sam- 
uel! Waight, a son in law.* "Walter Wiltsheir and Jeremy Boozy. To wife 
I Susan all such goods and household stuff as were hers before I married 
I her. I give to my son Danyell my best cloak &c. I give to my son Eze- 
kieli ail my Latin and Hebrew and Greek books, but if his brother have 
not S* Austin's Works, I give them him; other books written by myself 
and all ray written lectures and papers I give to sons Danyell and Ezeki- 
ell "and to my Cosen Rogers of Dedham " &c. Twenty pounds, out of 
remainder of my annuities, to wife, and whatsoever shall remain I give it 
among all my six children. Of the ninescore pounds and twenty marks 
which Allen Mountjoy gen 1 owes me I give the said ninescore pounds to 
sons Daniel! and Ezekiell and the twenty marks to my daughter Ilassel- 
der's children which she had by her husband now living. Daughter lias- 
seler again mentioned. To my wife's children forty shillings apiece. To 
ray sister Mary Duckfield's three daughters and her son John forty shil- 
lings apiece. To my kinswoman Mary Smallwood twenty shillings &c. 
To Cousin Daniel Duckfieldf twenty shillings. My meadow in Wethers- 
field lying between the Lords meadow and John Clarke's. Goodman Par- 
ker's daughter, the widow Barnard. 

My executors to be Cousin M r John Wright esq. of Romford, in Essex, 
Susan, my wife, and Francis Longe, my son ia law. My brother Cooke 
and ray sou Makin to be overseers. 
Wit : John Clarke Samuell Wayte. 

B. Hamer 314, Consistory Court of London. 

* Samuel Waite, of Wcthcrsfield, married Mary Ward, either a sister or daughter of 
Rev. John Ward, of Haverhill (see my Memoir of Rev. Nathaniel Ward, p. 129 ; Regis- 
ter, xxxii. p. 188; also xxxi. p. 160).* If this reference is to the same person, as is probable, 
it is evident that his wife was a daughter of Rev. John Ward. — Editor. 

f Daniel Dnckiield vicar of Childerditch, signs a petition in favor of .Mr. Thomas Hook- 
er, preacher at Chelmsford, November, 1629. He died in January, 1653. (See Annals of 
Evangelical Nonconformity in Esses, by Davids, pp. 1-56, 360.) h. f. \v. 

Oct 18 Ano 

164 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

The inscription in Dedham church gives us the following dates : 
Johannes Rogersius hie, quam prcsdicavit expected Resurrectionem 

Dni 1036 
cciedis 65 
minister ii 42 
Hide Ecclesim 31 

Obfjt &c 


An abstract of his will (also ^iven in full, vol. xvii. of Register, 
p. 329) is as follows: 

John Rogers, minister of God's word in Dedham, 1-1 October 1636, 
proved 20 February 1G36. The house I dwell in &c to Dorathie my wife, 
during her life, and then to John Rogers ray grandchild, son of my eldest 
son John Rogers of Colchester, deceased, and to his heirs, and for default 
of such heirs to his mother, my daughter inlaw, for term of her natural 
life, then to my son Nathaniel and to his heirs male, failing such then to 
my son Samuel and his heirs male, with remainder to my son Daniel and his 
heirs forever. To my sister Garood and her children twenty pounds. 
Item to Sara, Hanna and Marke twenty pounds. To my cousin Webb of 
Colchester ten pounds, and to John her son ten pounds. To my son An- 
ger's children fifty pounds. To my son Nathaniel's children forty pounds. 
* To son Samuel's son thirty pounds. To son Daniel's child live pounds. 

To son Peck's children ten pounds. To my daughter Martha's child five 
pounds. To these poor men, Abraham Ham, Robert Ham, John Ham, 
John Cannon, Simon Cowper, widow French, John Shinglewood, John 
Weed, Edmund Spinke, William Wood five shillings each. To my ser- 
vants, Martin Garood ten shillings, George ITavill twenty shillings, Tame- 
son Princett izn shillings, goodman Allen of Santoosey (S* Osithe?) twen- 
ty shillings, and to Elizabeth, now my maid two pounds. To my cousin 
Elizabeth Rogers ten pounds, and to her brother, the sadler, live pounds. 
Remainder to all my children in eld England. My wife to be sole 

Wit : Richard Backler, Samuel Sherman. 

• B. Goare 22 (P. G C). 

The Candler pedigree is in substance as it appears on the next page. 

Besides the pedigree are the following entries by Candler, *' closely 
huddled together," as Col. Chester says : 

" Her 2 d Husband was Harsnet clarke." 

" William Jenkin, of Christ's Church in London." 

"Mary, ma. to Daniel Sutton." 

" Elizabeth, m. to Tho. Cawton." 

" John, Ezekiel, Anne, to Clarke, a minister." 


All these entries, but the first, Col. Chester was able very clearlv 
to explain. The Rev. William Jenkin, of Sudbury, clerk/ married 
a daughter of Richard Rogers of Wethers field, and had a son, Wil- 
liam Jenkin the younger, of Christ's Church, and daughters Mary, 
wife of Daniel Sutton, Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Cawton, Anne 
Clarke and Abigail (Taylor), Probably, therefore, John and Eze- 

1887. ] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 


kiel were also his children. Col. Chester's suggested explanation of 
the first entry is probably not correct, as will be seen shortly. 


in the north of England. 


| Susan =Ricnard Rogers= 

widow of John Ward, of Wethers 
preacher at Haverhill, field, 

in Suffolk. 

John Rogers— 
m. (2) Elizabeth 

Gale, relict of 

John Hawes. 

m. (3) Dorothy, 

dau. of ! 

Stanton, relict | 
of Rich. Wise-! 
man of Wig- 
borough, in 
Essex, cent. 

Sarah, dau.=2Daniell==Margaret Bishop. Ezra, 
of John 
Everard, a 

citizen of 

Nathanie!=Margaret, dau. of 
Roh't Crane, of 
Coxhall, in Essex. 

dau. of=2 Daniel l=Dorothy Ball, dau, 

. . Reading, Rector of of the then Mayor 
counsellor Wotton, of Northampton. 
at law. Northamp- 

Nathaniel, Ezekiel, 
3. p. an eminent 

preacher, yet 
living, but all 
is issue dead 
before this 
year 1C56. 

d. in New 


Hannah=Roger Cockington. 

by whom two children, 

Roger and Samuel. She hath, 

since his death, 2 or 3 husbands. 

Samuel Rogers, Mary. Margaret. 
Lecturer at s. p. 

Cree Church, 
in London. 

John. Nathaniel. Samuel. Timothy. Mary=Willium Heley. 


Daniel, s. p. Sarah, Richard— Elizabeth, dau. of Joseph, s. p. 

Dorothy. m. John Bedell, Rector of ] Charles Humphrey, Nathaniel, 

cit. of London. Clopton, ] gent., relict of Abigail. 

She d. of her 2d in Suffolk, j Matthew Brown erig, 
I Rector of Clopton. 

child, and all her 
issue is dead. 

of Shalford, in 
Essex, who m. 

dau. of Sir 

Rob't Johnson. 

relict of 

Humphry. Elizabeth. Culverwell, Sarah, 
s. p. 

Candler shows the parentage of Margaret, the wife of our Nathan- 
iel Rogers, as follows : 

Robert Crane =s= Mary, dau. of Samuel Sparhawke of Dedham in Essex- 
of Coxhall in Essex j 

Margaret, m. to Nathaniel Rogers, rector of Assington, whence he went into New England. 
To the foregoing I was able to add sundry new evidence gath- 
ered, from time to time, in my gleaning among the wills regis- 
tered in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. But it seemed evi- 
dent that the field of labor should be the Essex wills, whether reg- 
istered or preserved in the Commissary Court of London, the Con- 
sistory Court of London, the Commissary Court of London for 
Essex and Herts, the Archdeaeonaries of Essex and of Colchester, 
or any of the other various peculiar courts in that county. So, when 
my researches into i]m maternal ancestry of John Harvard called 
for an investigation into the Rogers family and one or two Hoses* 

* I was on the look out especially for any mention of a Rose Rogers,, that being the name 
of John Harvard's aunt.— it. f. w." 
VOL. XLI. 15 

166 Genealogical Gleanings hi England. [April, 

gathered by me proved to belong to Essex, I eagerly embraced the 
opportunity and settled down to an examination of the wills of that 
county, with what result the following notes will show. 

John Rogers of Mulsham in the parish of Chelmsford in the County of 
Essex, shoemaker, 10 June, 43 Elizabeth, proved 3 July 1601. My body 
to be buried iu the churchyard of Chelmsford by the good discretion of my 
executrix undernamed. Item I give and bequeath to Joan my well beloved 
wife all that my freehold messuage or tenement wherein I now dwell, with 
all the houses, buildings, yards, garden and hop-yard to the same belong- 
ing, with their appurtenances, for and during the term of her natural life, 
and after her decease I give and bequeath the same messuage or tenement 
and other the premises, with their appurtenances, unto Thomas Rogers my 
son and to the heirs of his body lawfully begotten. And if it shall happen 
the said Thomas my son to depart this natural life without heirs of his body 
lawfully begotten then my will and mind is that the same messuage or ten- 
ement or other the premisses with their appurtenances shall be and remain 
to and amongst all my other children and their heirs, part and part alike. 
Item I give unto the aforesaid Joan my wife and her assigns all those my 
three tenements, with their appurtenances, that I bought of one John Sames 
and his wife until my daughter Susan shall come to her full age of twenty and 
one years, for and towards the payment of the legacies hereafter given to 
Nathaniel Rogers, my son. And at the full age of the said Susan I give and 
bequeath unto the said Susan and to the heirs of her body lawfully begot- 
ten all those my three tenements, with their appurtenances, before given to 
my said wife till the said Susan should come of full age. And if it shall 
happen the said Susan my daughter to depart this natural life without heirs \ 

of her body lawfully begotten then my mind and will is that the same 
three tenements with their appurtenances shall be and rem tin to and 
amongst all my other children and their heirs, part and part alike. Item I 
give unto my daughter the wife of William GryfFyn the sum of five pounds 
of lawful English money. Item I give and bequeath to Nathaniel my son 
the sum of ten pounds of like lawful money, to be paid unto him within 
two months next after he shall have served the time of his Indenture of 
apprenticeship by which he now standeth bound for certain years yet to 
come. Item I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Thomas my son my 
standing bed over the hall wherein I usually do lie, with the settle to the 
same, one feather bed whereon he usually doth lie, with a covering and a 
blanket belonging to the same, and two pair of sheets, one table, a form 
and a little cupboard standing iu the chamber over the shop, tw r o beds with 
their furniture, that my servants do usually lie on, one great old table and 
form, one brass pot and little kettle, one posnet, three pewter platters, two 
pewter dishes, one pewter bason, two fruit dishes, a copper, an old currying 
pau and the currying board, all the lasts and other working tools in the 
shop belonging to my occupation, and my stall and tilt which I use in the 
market. Item I give and bequeath unto my said son Thomas all my shoes 
and boots already made and all my leather of all sorts now being bought, 
upon condition that he pay unto my sou John his brother the sum of ten 
pounds of lawful money of England within tw r o months next after my de- 
cease; provided nevertheless that if such shoes, boots and leather as shall 
remain unsold at the time of my decease shall not amount to the full value 
of twenty pounds, being valued and prized by four honest and indifferent 
men, two to be chosen by my said son Thomas and other two by my execu- 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 107 

trix, that then my executrix shall make up the said shoes, boots and leather 
to the full sum and value of twenty pounds iu ready money at such time as 
my said son is to pay to his brother John the aforesaid sum of ten pounds 
bv force of this my will. Item I give and bequeath to the aforesaid 

!John my son the sum of five pounds of lawful money of England to be paid 
to him by my executrix within two months next after my decease. Item 
I give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Thomas my son the sum of three 
pounds of like lawfull money to be paid to him by my executrix within 
two years next after my decease. Item I give and bequeath to the afore- 
said Nathaniel Rogers my son all that my copyhold orchard with the ap- 
\ purtenances which I late bought of John Ashbye, to have and to hold unto 
the said Nathaniel his heirs and assigns for ever according to the custom of 
\ the manor of Muisham Hall, whereof the same is holdeu. 

The residue of all my goods, chatties, movables, household stuff, debts, 
ready money and implements of household whatsoever not before in and by 
this my hist will and testament given, devised and bequeathed, my debts, 
legacies being paid and my funeral expences discharged, I fully and wholly 
give and bequeath unto the aforesaid Joan my wife, whom I make and or- 
dain sole executrix of this my last will and testament. 

Wit: John Cooke, Thomas Parker, Michael Newman, Richard Brod- 
way, Urias Spilman. 

Commissary of London, Essex and Herts, 1 GO 1-2, No. 157. 

License granted, 27 September, 160J-, to the Rector or Curate of Chelms- 
ford to solemnize the marriage between John Hamond of Moulshham, chi- 
rurgeon, and Joan Rogers, late relict of John Rogers, late of Moulsham, 
shoemaker, deceased. Vicar General's Book, London. 

John* Hamond of Moulsham, iu the parish of Chelmsford, surgeon, 2-4 
September 1612, proved 10 November 1G12. To wife Joane all the house- 
hold stuff and other goods which were her own before I married her and 
twenty pounds to be paid her by her brother William Garlinge, To my 
son Abraham a house and land called Pypers in Much Baddow, and other 
land there, with remainder to William, sou of said Abraham, and to Tho- 
mas, another son. To my son John a house in Moulsham called Cowles. 
To my daughter Elizabeth forty shillings. To my daughter Margery three 
pounds. To Mary Barnes, my daughter's child, three pounds. To Richard 
Edlinge, my daughter Joan's son, forty shillings. To my wife Joane live 
pounds. To my sou Richard five pounds. 

Wit : Thomas Rogers, Thomas Jones and Hugh Barker. 

Commissary Court of Essex and Herts, 1G12. 

Joane Hamond of Moulsham, in the parish of Chelmsford, widow, 3 No- 
vember 1G12, proved 10 November 1612 (the same day as the foregoing). 
To my son Nathaniel and to my daughter Susan the twenty pounds in the 
hands of my brother William Garlinge of Tottham, to be equally divided be- 
tween them, and also four pounds due by legacy from my late husband John 
Hamond deceased, also to be divided equally between them. The residue 
of goods and chattels &c. to my daughter Susan, except an old bedstead, 
the frue, a pan, a chair and some shelves and boards in the buttery which 
I give to my son in law (step son) Thomas Rogers. Daughter Susan to 
be executrix. Commissary Court of Essex and Herts, 1612. 

168 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April. 

Thomas Rogers of the hamlet of Mulsham in the County of Essex 
shoemaker, 23 May, l 3t Charles (I.), proved at Chelmsford 14 January 
1625. To Mary, my loving wife, my three tenements with all and singu- 
lar their appurtenances, the which I lately bought of ray brother John 
Rogers of Dedham, clerk, for and during the time or term that my daugh- 
ter Mary shall attain to one and twenty years or day of marriage ; the 
which my wife shall be contented with. And upon one of those times I 
will the said Tenements, &c. to my said daughter and to her heirs. But if 
it shall please God to call her out of this mortal life before she shall come 
to her several age or day of marriage then I will the same to my son John 
and to his heirs. And if both of them die before their several ages of one 
and twenty years then I will the said tenements to the next heirs of me 
the said Thomas the testator ; provided always that if both my said child- 
ren do die before they come to their several ages my mind and will is that 
my wife shall have the said tenements for and during her natural life, and 
after her decease to the next heirs of me the said testator. I farther give 
and bequeath to my said wife twenty pounds of lawful money of England 
to be paid unto her within three months next after my decease, condition- 
ally that she shall make, seal and deliver to my son Thomas a sufficient 
release of all her thirds of the house and backsides I now dwell in, at the 
time of the payment of the said twenty pounds, or else she shall lose the 
said sum. I give her further all the household stuff in the chamber over 
the cistern (except the bed and bedsted and furniture therewith), the stuff 
in the chamber over the Buttery (except one old flock bed). I further 
give her the bedsted and tlockbed in the chamber over the Hall and all the 
hutches that be mine. I further give her two feather beds and one stand- 
ing bedsted in the chamber over the buttery and all the moveable stuff in 
the said chamber. My said wife shall have three chambers in my house 
until the Michaelmas next after my son Thomas shall be married, viz. the 
chamber over the Hall, the chamber next the street over the shop, the 
chamber used for an apple chamber, and the shop, paying therefore to my 
said son Thomas forty shillings yearly at Michaelmas and our Lady by 
even portions. 

Item I give unto my said son Thomas all that my messuage or tenement 
I now dwell in situate in Mulsham aforesaid, witl all and singular their 
appurtenances, to him and his heirs for ever, except those the rooms for- 
merly willed to my said wife, upon condition that he pay or cause to be 
paid unto his brother John thirty pounds of lawful money of England, so 
soon as he shall come to the age of twenty and two years. The residue to 
my son Thomas. The executors to be my loving brother John Rogers of 
Dedham, clerk, and my said son Thomas, to which said brother, for his 
pains herein, I will and devise \>j this my last will that ray son shall bear 
his charges in proving of my will and other charges of his expences herein, 
and give unto him for a remembrance of me one piece of gold of ten shil- 
lings towards the making of him a gold ring. 

Wit: Petter de Court, Tho. Sherlock Scr. 

Commissary Court, Essex and Herts, 1624-5. 

Here at last we strike a broad trail, and it becomes evident that 
this family were at the end of the sixteenth century settled in 

Thi3 town, a3 we learn from Morant, gives name both to the 
Deanery and Hundred, and is a pretty large and populous place, 

1837.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 169 

twenty-nine miles from London. It is seated at the confluence of 
two rivers, the Can, which flows from the south-south-west, and the 
Chclmcr from the north. From the hitter it probably derived its 
name, which in Domesday-book is written Celmeresfort and Celmeres- 
forda, and in other records Chelmeresford, Chelmerford and Chelmes- 
ford ; there having been undoubtedly a ford here across the river on 
I the great road from London to Colchester, Harwich and Suffolk 
County. Close adjoining, on the north-east, is the little village of 
Springfield, which was the English home of another of our New Eng- 
land families, the Pynchons. A stone bridge over the Can leads 
directly into Moulsham or Mulsham, a manor and hamlet which 
before the Conquest was holden by the Abbot and convent of St. 
Peters, "Westminister, and remained in their possession until the 
suppression of monasteries, when, falling to the Crown, it was grant- 
ed 23 July, 1540, to Thomas Myldmay, Esq., who built a mag- 
nificent manor house, commonly called Mulsham Hall. This hamlet 
is really a part of the town of Chelmsford, and is but a continuation 
of its main street. The oldest and most noticeable house on the 
right, but a short distance from the Bridge, was, I learned, a free- 
hold that had belonged from time immemorial to the Rogers family, 
and was still owned and occupied by one of that name. 1 could not 
but think that this might be the homestead passed down in the pre- 
ceding wills from father to son, the birth place of John Rogers of 
Dec! ham. 

The Church Registers of Chelmsford go back to A.D. 1538 (when 
parish registers were first ordered to be kept in England). I spent 
the latter half of a long summer day in the examination of their con- 
tents, while day light lasted, or until nearly nine, P. M. Too late 
I discovered from internal evidence that the volume which had been 
handed me was a copy of the original record and made by some rec- 
tor or curate, who was evidently something of an antiquary, about 
two hundred years ago. So I offer my notes of baptism with a 
great deal of diffidence. I found at last the missing volume, but 
had no time to examine it thoroughly. The parish clerk had fan- 
cied it lost. 

I found that this family were evidently settled here in Chelmsford 
as early as the first year noted in the Register, so that it seems need- 
less to visit the Lees or Leighs, with the hope of carrying our history 
of the family further back by the aid of Church Registers. 

There was a John Rogers the elder, carpenter, whose wife Jone 
was buried in 1510, and a John Rogers the younger, who had a son 
Richard baptized 29 June, 1551. This I have no doubt was Richard 
Rogers of Wethersfield (see the inscription on his tomb-stone). 
Taking this for granted, the problem was to find the baptism of John, 
the father of John of Dedham and brother of this Richard. 

The following were all the baptisms I gathered from 153S to 1558 
inclusive : — 

vol. xlt. 15* 

170 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

John, of Jolm Rogers the younger, 21 Nov. 1538. 

Thomas, of John Rogers the younger and Ann, 25 Nov. 1540. 

Mary, of John Rogers joiner (?) and Agnes, 11 Feb. 1542. 

John, of John Rogers and Jone, 19 Oct. 1545. 

John, of Jolm Rogers and Agnes, 10 Sept. 1548. 

Richard, of John JRogers the younger, 29 June, 1551. 

Mary, of John Rogers the younger, 30 July, 1553. 

Thomas, of John Rogers, 29 Oct. 1557. 

Ellyn, of John Rogers, 1 Nov. 1558. 

Whether Jolm Rogers the younger was the father of all these chil- 
dren it is impossible, without further evidence, to say. Assuming 
that he had two wives, Ann and Agnes, then all but one are account- 
ed for ; and in that case John the father of John of Dedham and of 
Thomas the shoemaker was born in 154-8. A Jolm Rogers married 
Ao-nes Carter in 1541. Coming down to the next generation I found 
the baptisms of the following children of John Rogers : — 

Thomas, 30 January, 1574. 
! Mary, 28 April, 1576. 

Elizabeth, 21 July, 1577. 
'. Richard, 15 April, 1579. 

Katherine, 29 May, 1581. 
Nathaniel, 14 December, 1582. 

Ezechias, 23 November, 1585. 

...» ' 

Susan, 22 September, 1588. 

The baptism of John, who must have been born about 1569 to 
1571, I did not get, though I have note of the baptism of a Johan, 
son of Jolm Rogers, 9 August, 1579 (the very same year as the 
baptism of Richard, son of Jolm). If this be our man, then his 
baptism was postponed nearly ten years after his birth. In New 
England I have noticed several instances of the postponement of this 
rite until the individual had even reached the age of manhood. 
Very likely such cases may be found in Eng ish records. At any 
rate the names of Thomas, Nathaniel and Susan show that we have 
here the family of John, the shoemaker, while it must have been 
their sister Mary who was married in 1596 to William Griffyn 
(mentioned in will of John, the father, in 1601). This John 
Rogers's first wife was probably Mary, buried in 1579: and the 
children born after that year (viz. Katherine, Nathaniel, Ezechias 
and Susan) were his children by his second wife Joan, who in her 
will, made 1612, left the bulk of her property to two of them, 
Nathaniel and Susan. The others both died young, Katherine in 
1585 and Ezechia3 in 1587. 

Later on I found the baptisms of the children of Thomas, 
Nathaniel and Richard, all of Moulsham. Thomas was called a 
shoemaker, and was, without question, the one who was buried in 
1625, and by his mention of his brother John as tr of Dedham, 
clerk/' has enabled us to place this family. lie seems to have had 
two wives, Sarah, buried 1607, by whom a son Thomas baptized 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 171 

11 December, 1605, and Mary who outlived him, by whom he had 
the following children : — 

John, bapt. 18 October, 1G12; perhaps died in Billerica, Mass., 25 Jan. 

1G85-SG, set. 74. 
Nathaniel, bapt. 13 February, 1615; d. in Moulsham, 1616. 
Nathaniel, bapt. 10 November, 1018; d. in Moulsham, 1G22. 
Mary, bapt. 20 July, 1G21 ; mentioned in her father's will. 

Nathaniel Rogers, of Moulsham, brother of the preceding and of 
John of Dedham, was called schoolmaster, and, Ycvy likely, was 
master of the Free School in Moulsham, founded by King Edward 
VI. A.D. 1552. He probably died in 1619, having had by his 
wife Elizabeth Terret (m. 1607) the following children : 

John, bapt. 5 January, 1 Gil ; probably referred to in his uncle John's will 

as " the sadler." 
Elizabeth, bapt. 25 April, 1614; d. in Moulsham 1617. 
Elizabeth, bapt. G April, 1618; adopted, I think, by her uncle John who 

mentioned her in his will, and mentioned also by the batter's widow, who 

speaks of her as "my maid Elizabeth Rogers." 

Richard Rogers, of Moulsham, called a "Poulter," married Anne 
Cooke 1613, and had the following children : — 


Jeane, bapt. 27 February, 1613. 
Mary, bapt. 21 January, 1615. 
John, bapt. 28 January, 1618. 

Besides all these there was a Thomas Rogers (buried, probably, 
1598) who was having children from 1575 to 1580 inclusive. 
There is no reason to doubt that he belonged to this Chelmsford 

And there was a William Rogers, who was buried in Chelmsford, 
1587, having buried his wife Margaret the year before, who must 
have belonged to a family of Rogers seated at Star ford le Hope and 
the neighboring parishes of Eobbinge and Curringham, near the 
Thames. I have a few" abstracts of wills relating to them. One of 
these, John Roger of Eobbinge, refers to the above, in 1584, as 
cousin William Roger of Chelmsford, and his wife, and in a nuncu- 
pative codicil, made 21 October, 1584, he willed that John Roger 
his (own) son should remain at Chelmsford where he now is until 
our Lady day next. 

There are other references to the name of Rogers on the calendars 
of Wills and Admons. in Essex County, not yet examined. When 
they are, we may get more light on the relationship of all these parties. 
Some of these are as follows : — 

John Rogers, 1502. [bury). 

Rose Rogers (widow), 1500-1600 (prob. wid. of Robt. R., of Buttis- 

Riehard Rogers, 1601-2. 

William Rogers, of Colchester, 1618. 

Mary Rogers (wid.), of Moulsham, 1G2G-8. 

172 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Richard Rogers, of Moulsham, 1028-31. 
Thomas Rogers, of Moulsham. 1030-11. 
Jeremiah Rogers, of Chelmsford (test.), 1G76-77. 
Daniel Rogers, of St. Nicholas, Colchester, 1079-80. 
Nehemiah Rogers, Hatfield Brodocke (test.), 1680-7. 
Jeremiah Rogers, Chelmsford (adm.), 1080-7. 

And in calendars of the Archd. of Colchester, 

Barnaby Rogers, of Boxted, 1020-7. 
William Rogers, of Bentley Magna, 1038-0. 
Elizabeth Rogers, of Witham, 1040-7. 
Timothy Rogers, of Tey Magna, 1002-3. 
Rachel Rogers, of Tey Magna (Book Symons 46). 
James Rogers, of St. Buttolph (Book Symons 43). 

Whether this family can be traced farther remains to be proved. 
I find in Burke's General Armory the following : — 

Rogers (Chelmsford, co. Essex; Purton, co. Gloucester; Kent; 
and Evesham, co. Worcester). Ar. a chev. betw. three bucks, 
' • sa. Crest A buck's head sa. attired or, in the mouth an acorn 
of the second, stalked and leaved vert. 

In the Visitation of Gloucestershire, published by the Harleian 
Society, Vol. XXI. p. 141, may be found a pedigree of the family 
undoubtedly referred to. If of this stock, then, our New England 
family may surely claim kinship with the protomartyr, by virtue of 
a descent from a common ancestor. I confess that I am somewhat 
inclined to think that further research may not only establish this 
connection, but also trace the ancestry of John Harvard's mother 
back to the same source. 

On the other hand, it will be remembered, Candler says that this 
family came from the North of England, while the Jortins believed that 
one of their ancestors was a steward of the Earl of Warwick, with- 
out, however, stating which Earl. 

Before giving extracts from any other wills, I ought to call atten- 
tion to a clause in the will of John Rogers the shoemaker (1(301) , 
which, taken in connection with a similar one in the will of Thomas 
Rogers the shoemaker (1625), furnishes a significant bit of evidence 
to prove that these two stood to ench other in the relation of father 
and son. 

John, the father, gave the three tenements bought of John Sames* 
to his wife for life, then to daughter Susan and the heirs of her 
body; failing such, then to the testator's other children. Xow 
Susan died young and unmarried, her brother Nathaniel died ; 
whether Mary Grifiyn was alive or not I cannot say, but in 1625 
Thomas Rogers is found disposing by will of "three tenements 
lately bought of my brother John Rogers, of Dedham, clerk." 

* There was a John Sames in New England among the early settlers.— k, f. w r . 

1887. ] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 173 

I was fortunate enough to discover the wills of John Hawes, whose 

; widow Elizabeth became the second wife of John "Rogers of Dedham, 

\ of Richard Wiseman, whose widow Dorothy became his third wire, 

I of Dorothy Rogers herself, who by her conscientious mention of her 

| step-children and their children, adds much to our knowledge of the 

I family : of John Rogers of Colchester, eldest son of the famous 

; preacher of Dedham, and of John Ray* of Stradishall, Suffolk, who 

j calls him brother in law. 
j Short abstracts of these wills here follow : 

i John Hawes the elder of St. Lawrence in the County of Essex, yeoman, 
7 August 3 613, proved 12 October 1G13. Mentions son John and Eliza- 
beth his daughter; kinsman John Anthony; Charles Anthony the young- 
er, a sister's son; Martha Anthony, youngest daughter of said sister; Fran- 
ces, the eldest daughter of sister Alice Anthony; John Olmsted, son of 
Richard Olmsted ond of daughter Elizabeth, Israel their second son. Jedi- 
diah their third son and Elizabeth their daughter ; daughter Elizabeth wife 
of Richard Olmstead, clerk; Julian Veale of Maiden, widow; wife Eliza- 

I beth. Commissary Court, Essex, Herts, 1613. 

Riciiard Wiseman,' of Much Wigborowe, in the County of Essex, yeo- 

j man, 12 October 1616, proved 24 May 1617. To my son Marke Wise- 
j man, at his age of one and twenty years, my copyhold lands and tenements 
| called Sheereinges and Cuckoes &c in Much Wigborowe. My brother 
j Henry Wiseman, of Elsingham, Essex, gentleman, to take charge of said 
[estates &c until then, to collect rents, &c. after the death of Anne Law- 
{ rence, widow. My said brother to pay unto my daughter Sara one hun- 
[dred pounds, and to my daughter Anne one hundred pounds, at their several 
'ages of twenty years. To my daughter Sara three hundred pounds and to 
| my daughter Anne three hundred pounds, at their several ages of twenty 
[years. To my son Marke one hundred pounds at his age of four and 
: twenty years. To my wife Dorothie my freehold lands, tenements &c in 
| West Mersey, Essex, for and dining her natural life, and then to my said 
son Marke Wiseman forever. To Sir Edward Bullock Xu 1 five pounds 
| and to the Lady Elizabeth, his wife, five pounds within one year after 
my decease. To John Whitacres. gentleman, three pounds six shillings and 
eight pence within one year after my decease. To M r Harrison, of Layer- 
delahay, clerk, one piece of gold of tweuty two shillings. To M r Nichol- 
son of Little Wigborowe twenty shillings. To Christian Bridge, my wife's 
mother, ten shillings to make her a ring. To Jo: Makyn now servant with 
William Bond of Colchester, baker, five pounds, at age of four and twenty 
years. To Matthew London of Colchester, yeoman, five pounds and to Mary 
his wife, my sister, ten pounds, upon condition that they shall not claim &c 
anything by force or virtue of the hist Will and Testament of Margaret Wise- 
man, my late mother deceased. To Rachell, Bridgett and Anne London, 
daughters of the said Matthew London, to every one of them three pounds. 
To Henry Bridge, my man servant thirty shillings. To my son Marke 
Wiseman one silver salt parcel gilt, one dozen silver spoons and one silver 
bowl or cup. 

All the rest of my goods and chattels &c to my wife Dorothy, except my 

* I have found two or three other wills of this family of Ray, which do not throw aav 
light on the Rogers alliance. 

174 v Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

gray ambling gelding which I give and bequeath to my said brother Henry 
Wiseman. Said wife Dorothy to be executrix." 

Weldon, 39 (P. C. C). 

Dorothy Rogers of Dedham in the County of Essex, widow, 16 April 
1640, proved 6 October 1640. She mentions son Mark Wiseman ; 
daughter Sarah Cole, arid her children Mary. Samuel, Sarah and Mark; 
daughter Hannah Hudson and her children John, Samuel, Ilanuah and 
Sarah ; Sister Garrod and Jeremy Garrod her son ; the house where Ed- 
mond Spinke lives ; Nathaniel Rogers, eldest son of late deceased hus- 
band, and Margaret his wife, and their four children, John, Mary, Nathan- 
iel and Samuel ; Mary, wife of Samuel Rogers, clerk, another son of de- 
ceased husband, and his two children, John and Mary ; Frances, wife of 
Daniel Rogers, another son of deceased husband, and his three children ; 
Abigail, Bridget and Martha, daughters of late husband; the three child- 
ren of daughter Pecke, Thomas, John and Abigail ; the four children of 
daughter Anger, John, Samuel, Bridget and Mary ; Martha, the daughter 
of daughter Backler ; the widow Howchen and widow Remolds ; the wife 
of John Ham, the wife of Abraham Ham, Michael Ham and the wife of 
Bezaliel Ravens ; her maid Elizabeth Rogers; her god children Robert 
Webb, Susan Gutteridge and William Thorne; the widow Downes and 
the widow French ; her sister Marshall ; John Rogers, her late hus- 
band's eldest son's son ; cousin Page of Haverhill; and John Garrod of 
Colchester, her sister's son. 

Commissary Court, Essex & Herts, 81, 1641-2. 

John Rogers of Colchester in the County of Essex, haberdasher, 7 July 
1623, proved 3 October 1023. To son John one hundred pounds at his 
full age of one and twenty years. My executrix shall, within three months 
after my decease, put in good security to Nathaniel Rogers of Bockinge, 
Essex, my brother, clerk, and Edmond Anger, my brother in law, of Ded- 
ham, in said County, clothier, to their liking and content, for the true 
payment of the said one hundred pounds. My wife Mary shall have the 
use and consideration of the said one hundred pounds yearly towards the 
brnging up of my said son John until his said age of one and twenty 
years. My said wife Mary to be executrix and the said Nathaniel Rogers 
and Edmond Anger to be supervisors, and to either of them twenty shil- 
lings apiece. To every of my brothers and sisters ten shillings apiece for 
a remembrance. To the poor of Colchester twenty shillings. 

Wit: John Rogers,* John Marshall and Tho : Cockerel!. 

Arch, of Colchester, 11, 1628-0. 

John Ray of Stradishall in the County of Suffolk, yeoman, 31 January 
1630, one of the sons of Richard Ray, late of Stradishall, deceased. Men- 
tions brother Robert Ray; lands &c in Wichambroke and Stradishall; 
brother Richard Ray ; cousin John Ray of Denston ; brother Thomas Ray ; 
John Ray, son of brother Henry deceased ; brother Abraham Ray ; brother 
in law John Rogers, clerk ; brother in law John Benton, clerk ; John Ray, 
son of brother Ambrose deceased ; Elizabeth Page of Haverhill, widow of 
Michael Page; Susan Ray. wife of Richard Ray. 

Admo u granted, 30 June 1631, to Ellene Ray relict &c of Robert Ray, 
brother and executor. S 1 John, 72 (P. C. C). 

* I would suggest that this may be the signature of his father, John Rogers of Dedham. 

h. r. w. 

1887.") Genealogical Gleanings in England.. 175 

Extracts from Feet of Fines. 
Between Thomas Cotton gen. quer. and William Turner gen., Mary 
I Twidow, John Rogers clerk and Dorothy his wife, deforc, for one mes- 
| suage, one garden, one orchard, thirty acres of arable land, six acres of mea- 
I dow, twenty six- acres of pasture and four acres of wood, and common pas- 
! ture for all animals in Goldhauger, Tolshunt Major ah. Tolshunt Becking- 
liam and Totham Parva. Consideration 100' 11 st. 

Mich. 4 Car. I. Essex. 

Between Henry Towstall, esq. quer. and Jolin Rogers, clerk and Dorothy 
his wife, deforc, for one cottage, one garden, two acres of arable land, thir- 
teen acres of freshrnarsh, and two acres of saltmarsh, with the appurte- 
nances in Fingringhoe. Consideration 60 h sterling. 

trim 11 Car. I. Essex. 

The following is an abstract of the will of the Rev. John Ward 3 
whose widow became the second wife of Richard Rogers of \Yeth- 

John Ward, preacher of God's word in Bury S' Edmunds, Suffolk, 9 
; October 1530,* proved 31 October 1598. To youngest sou John one hun- 
' dred pounds at twenty one ; daughter Abigail one hundred pounds at eight- 
| een, and daughter Mary one hundred pounds at eighteen. To son Samuel 
] all my books and apparell, and to son Nathaniel six score pounds at two 
I and twenty. Wife Susan to be sole executrix. If she refuse then my 
I brother Edward Ward to be executor. 
\ Wit: Lawrence Nevreman, John Woodd. Lewyn, 85 (P. C. C). 

t Adam Harsnett of Cranham in the County of Essex, clerk, 30 Novem- 

j ber 1638, proved 16 September, 1639. Mentions wife Mary, widow of 

John Dawson; daughter Elizabeth Dawson; brothers John Pope of Lon- 

; don, Salter, and Samuel Harsenett, grocer, executors. To son John the 

| picture of his grandfather Rogers, to son Ezekiell two beer bowls marked 

| with E. R. and E. PL, a silver wine goblet marked S. II. and spoons 

j marked M. H. To daughter Anne (certain things which M r Cotton gave 

unto her). Daughter Abigail, son Nathaniel annuities to be received 

out of lands of Grace Remolds and Elizabeth Boreham of Bubbingworth, 

Essex. Mother Mercie Harsenett. Brothers William Harsenett, William 

White and John Pope. To daughters Torshell and Stanvon five pounds 

each. Harvey, LIS (P. C. C). 

The above is evidently the " Harsnet clarke " of the Candler 
pedigree. I would suggest that he married the daughter of Richard 
Rogers, widow of William Jenkin, and survived her. He was 

* Col. Joseph L. Chester furnished me with a copy of this will which I printed in full in 
186S in my " Mem iir of Rev. Nathaniel Ward." In the will as recorded the date is in 
words, " The nythe (hue of October One Thowsand Fyue Hundredth eishtie nyne Eliza- 
beths Quadragesima." Soon after receiving the copy I called Col. Chester's attention 
to the discrepancy between the regnal and the common year, and suggested that if the year 
of our Lord had been in arable numerals instead of word-, 1 should have supposed that 
the la.-t two figures had been transposed, and thnt the true date was 1593 instead ot 1-389. 
Col. Chester found the original will, and it was as I supposed in nvab'ie numerals, as was 
also the regnal year. "The year," he wrote, "should unquestionably be 1598, fur it is 
simply impossible that a man writing in the 3Lst Elizabeth could have written 40th." 
Beside-, Samuel is mentioned in a way that conveys the idea that he was of age, whereas 
in I5S9 he was only twelve years old. See Memoir of X. Ward, p. 132.— Editor. 

176 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

born, I found, in Colchester, son of Adam Halsnoth (as the name 
was often spelled), a joiner, by his wife Mercy or Marcey, and was 
a near kinsman of the well-known bishop, Samuel Harsnett, whose 
baptism I also found in Colchester under the name of Halsnoth. 
The will of Adam Halsnoth the elder, joiner, I found among the 
wills of the Archd. of Colchester (1G12-13). He mentions wife 
Marcey, sons Adam. William, Samuel and Joseph, and daughters 
Marcey, Tamazin and Elizabeth. 

The connection of the Crane family with the Rogers family is 
shown in the following extracts. 

Robert Crane of Great Coggeshall in the County of Essex, grocer (with- 
out date) proved 18 March 1658. Mentions wife; refers to marriage 
contract entered into with brother in law BI r Nathaniel Bacon ; lands &c 
in West Mercy, Essex ; son Samuel Crane and his lawfull issue and son 
Thomas Crane ; they to pay my son Robert Crane and his issue ; lands 
&c in Stocke Street, lands in Gr* Coggeshall in occupation of myself and 
William Cottyes, lands in Church Street, sometime Spooners and other 
estates ; refers to a surrender made unto the William Turners (father and 
son) of Markes Tey &c. 

To my daughter Rogers, wife of Nathaniel Rogers, now of New Eng- 
land, clerk, four hundred pounds ; to my grand children Samuel, Nathaniel, 
Ezekiel, Timothy and John Rogers fifty pounds apiece ; they to accept of 
a bond of four hundred pounds made to me from M r Joshua Foote, now or 
late of New England, on which there is now due for principal one hundred 
and fifty pounds, besides use ; to daughter Mary Whiting wife of Henry 
Whiting of Ipswich, two hundred pounds, the remainder of her portion ; 
to my grand children Henry and Mary Whiting one hundred pounds apiece 
at their ages of one and twenty years or days of marriage respectively ; to 
my daughter Elizabeth, wife of William Chaplyn two hundred pounds ; to 
my grand children Robert and Mary Crane, children of my son Thomas 
Crane, one huundred pounds apiece ; to Diana, I^lizabeth, Margaret, Fran- 
ces and Bridget, daughters of my brother Thomas Crane deceased, five 
pou ids apiece; to my kinswoman Frances Stafford, widow, five pounds ; to 
Susan Voyce wife of John Voyee of Great Coggeshall, five pounds ; to my 
three kinswomen, the residue of the daughters of my sister Johan Foulsham, 
forty shillings apiece ; to Robert Crane, son of my cousin Robert Crane of 
Braintree, twenty pounds at his age of one and twenty years; to William 
Fowleger, my servant, for his faithful service &c. thirty pounds ; to my son 
Samuel all my goods and wares in the shop and warehouses, my debts &c, 
and the lands and tenements in Lowhard &c had of John Edes, clerk, &c; 
eons Samuel and Thomas to be executors. 

Proved by the oath of Samuel Crane, the surviving executor. 

Pell, 170 (P. C. C). 

Saaiuel Crane of Great Coggeshall, in the County of Essex, gentleman, 
November, IGoO, proved 10 August 1070. To my sister Mrs Mai 

garet Rogers, now of Ipswich, in New England (lands and tenements in 
various places) for life, and then to her children ; my sister Mary Whiting, 
wife of M r Henry Whiting of Ipswich, Suffolk, and her children ; my sis- 
ter in law wife of Daynes, late the wife of my brother Robert 

Crane ; my sister M" Elizabeth Chaplin, late the wife of M r William Chap- 


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lin, of Bury S* Edmunds : my brother M r William Clopton and his child- 
ren ; my cousin M r Lawrence Stisted of Ipswich, grocer, and my niece 
Mary, his now wife ; my uncle Mr. Edward Sparhawke and his son Sam- 
uel and daughter Sarah Sparhawke ; my kinswoman Mrs. Bridget An- 
drews, wife of M r William Andrews, citizen and cheesemonger of London ; 
John Garwood; my father in law Mr. Robert Felthani ; my uncle Mr. 
John Crane, living about Horram in Suffolk, and his son John; my cou- 
sin Cooper, widow, and cousin Burgis, widow ; children of my cousin Rob- 
ert Foulsam, deceased ; my cousin Robert Crane of Braintree and his sou 
Robert ; my cousin John Sparhawke ; my cousin John Sherman ; my cou- 
sin M r John Blomfield ; my cousin M r John Rogers and M r William Hub- 
bard, both in New England; Christian Whiting, daughter of Henry; Isaac 
Hubbard; others mentioned. Penn, 97 (P. C. C). 

Robert Crane of Hadleigh in the County of Suffolk, gentleman, 14 May, 
18 (diaries II. 1G6G, proved 22 May 1669. My sister Mary Crane to be 
executrix, to whom all my tenements &c in Kelvedon, in the County of 
Essex, the reversiuu of the jointure of my mother in law, the wife of M r 
Robert Andrewes ; if my sister die the premisses to be sold by Thomas 
Goulding and the product to be equally divided betwixt the children of my 
uncle Whiting and aunt Rogers in New England and the children of mv 
cousin Thomas Goulding ; to the aforesoid Thomas Goulding and his heirs 
forever my house in Brantray ; my two messuages in Coggeshali to Wil- 
liam Fowler and his heirs forever ; to William Hawkins my two messuages 
on Fering Hill ; to M r Whiting of Sermer, for preaching my funeral ser- 
mon, five pounds; to the poor of Kelvedon five pounds. 

Proved by Mary Stisted ah Crane, wife of Lawrence Stisted, sister of 
the deceased and his executrix. Coke, 51 (P. C. C). 

The following rough table will serve to snow the relationship of 
most of these parties : 

* CRANE = 


-r, I I I 1 

Thomas= John= Joan = . . . Fouhshara. Margaret, dan. = Robert Crnne= Mary.dau. 

of Her- j | of Rob't Maidstone, of Great of Samuel 

ra n. in j probably and relict of Walter Corrgeshall, Sparhawke 

Su^'olk. j live daus. Clopton, by whom a in~Es?ex. ofDeJLam. 

j and a sou sou, Win. Cloptou. Will pro. 

Jobu. Robert. 165S^). 

Diana. Elizabeth. Margaret. Frances. Bridget. 

I I 

Samuel Crane, t Tbom.i.s— 
will pro. 1670. j 

Robert = = ,'2) Daynes 

Mary —lien ry Whiting 
j of Ipswich. 

Robert Crane, Mary=Lawnjnce Stisted. 
will pro: l-3<>9. 

I I I 

Henry. Mary. Christian. 

Marg»ret=Xathaniel Rogers. 

Elizabeths Wm. Chaplin. 

Samuel. Nathaniel. Ezekiel. Timothy. John. 


* Mornnt, in his History of Essex (reprinted at Chelmsford, 1816) vol. ii. p. 164, refers 
to will of Samuel Crane of Great Coggeshali, gent., dated Nov. 1609. — ir. p. w. 

t I have minute of will of Thomas Crane (Essex Co.) IG55 (Book Ayiett, 159, P. C. C) 
bat no abstract at hand.— h. f. w. 

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178 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

The following extracts from the Registry of Deeds ot Suffolk 
County, Mass., refer evidently to the legacy of Robert Crane to his 
grandchildren, the sons of his daughter Margaret Rogers. 

£T O *_' CD 

By an Indenture made 24 October 1658 between Joshua Foote, late 
citizen and Ironmonger of London, then of Roxbury in the County Suffolk 
in New England, on the one part, and Robert Crane of Coggeshall in the 
County of Essex within the Commonwealth of England, on the other part, 
the former made conveyance to the latter of his dwelling house, lately pur- 
chased of Joshua Hues, situate in Roxbury, with four acres of land &c 
belonging, as security on his bond to pay 184£ 7 s 2 d , due to the said Crane &c. 

Suffolk Deeds I. 335. 

Testimony of Samuel Danforth, Thomas Weld William Park and David 
Richard 1-9-1655 that Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich and William Barth el- 
mew did enter upon the dwelling house, formerly possessed by Joshua 
Hewes in Roxbury and since belonging to Joshua Foote deceased and did 
legally take possession of the said dwelling house &c. and order to give 
warning that the said house and laud in the deed of sale made by the said 
Joshua Foote unto and for the use of M r Robert Crane &c. 20 October 
1653, do legally and properly belong unto Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich and 
to his brethren Samuel, Ezekiel and Timothy Rogers of Ipswich. 

Suffolk Deeds II. 210. 

It seems to me worth the while to add abstracts of the wills of 
Ezekiel, the son of Richard of Wethersfield, and of Nathaniel, the 
son of John of Dedham, and certain other notes gleaned in Salem 
C->urt House and elsewhere. 

Ezekiel Rogers " Borne at Wethersfeild in Essex in old England Now of 
Rowley in Essex in new England" 17 April 1660, sworn to 26 March 1661 
Renders praise to God for three special blessings: " ffirst for my Nurture 
and Education under such a father M r Richard Rogers, in Catechisme and 
knowledge of the holy scriptures the want whereof I see to be the main 
cause of the Errors of the times. Secondly that (whereas till I was aboue 
twen'y yeares of age I made but ill use of my knowledge but lined in a for- 
mal profession of Relligion) the lord pleased by occation of a sore sicknes 
which was like to be death to make me to see the worth and Neede of 
Christ and to take such houlde of him as that I coolde never let him goo 
to this houre whereby I am now encouraged to bequeath and committe my 
soulle into his hands who hath Redeemed it, and my Body to the Earth 
siuce he will giue me with these very eyes to see my Redeemer. Thirdly 
for my CaHin::; even to be a minester of the Gospell the most glorious 
Calling in the worlde which the lord brought into iioth without difficulty 
for my . . . .ing in the time of the hottest Rersicution of that Bloody Hi- 
rarchv and beinsf inlLditened concernim'' the euell and snare of Sub3crip...n 
and Cerimonies I was advised to give over the thought of the minestry and 
to betake my selfe to the study and practise of Phis. die But the lord mer- 
cyfully prevented that ; for though it be a good and Nessecary Calling, I haue 
observed that the most through these o..e Coruption haue made it to them 
selues the very Temptation to couetousnes or lust or both, I therefore chose 
rather to lye hide abo.. a dozen yeares in an honorable famelly exerciseing 
my selfe in minesteriall dutyes for a bout a dozen yeares after my leaviug 
the uneversity. Then the lord Gaue me a Call to a Publique charge att 

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Rowley in Yorke shire whereby The Gentlenesse of — oby Ma the we I was 
fauoured both for subscription and Cerimonies and injoyed my liberty in 
the miuestry about seaventeene ..ars in Comforthable sort Till for refuseing 

to reade that accursed Booke that allowed sports on God's holy Sabbath or 
lords day I was suspended and by it and other sad signes of the times driven 
with many of my hearers into New where I hane lined in my Pas- 
toral] OHiee about ■ years with much Rest and Comforth beleeueing 

the way .. the Churches here to be according to the present light that God 
hath giuen the purest in the wholle world 

Now Age and calling upon me to looke daly for my change I 
profese my selfe to haue lined and to dye an unfeigned Hater of all the 
Base Opinnions of the Anabaptists and Antinomians and all other Phren- 
ticke dotages of the times that springe from them which God will ere longe 
cause to be as doung on the earth. I doe also protest against all the evell 
ffashions and guises of this age.both inApparr.. and that Generall Disguise- 
ment of longe Ruffianlike haire A Custome most generally taken up at that 
time when the Graue and modest weareing of haire was a part of the Re- 
proch of Christ: as appeared by the tearme of Roundheads and was car- 
ryed on with a high hand not with standing the knowne offence of soe 
many Godly persons, and without publique expression of these reasons for 
any such libertie taken." 

Then follows his disposal of his estate : to wife Mary the dwelling house 
&c. during her natural life; to nephew M r Samuel Stone of Connecticut 
thirty pounds ; to " my cousen his son John ten pounds;" to dear brother 
and fellow officer M r Phillips five pounds and Aquinas his Sum. in folio ; to 
my sometimes servant Elizabeth Tenney ells Parratt ten pounds; to loving 
neice M rs Mary Matosius of Maiden in Essex in old England ten pounds ; 
to loving niece M rs Elizabeth C.ton wife of the Preacher of Roterdam in 
Holland ten pounds ; to the wife of cousin Rogers of Bilierica live pounds ; 
sundry gifts to servants ; all his Latin books to Harvard College and some 
English books, as appears in the Catalogue. i 

The rest of the estate in lands not given to wife during her natural life, 
he gives to the Church and town of Rowley upon condition that they pay 
or cause to be paid &e. unto Ezekiel Rogers the son of M r Nathaniel 
Rogers hue pastor of the Church of Ipswich deceased the sum of eight 
score pounds. 

The real estate given to wife, for term of her life, after her decease to go 
to the church and town of Rowley to enable them the better to maintain 
two teaching elders in the church for ever, on condition that they settle an 
elder within four years and so from time to time when changes occur by 
death or removal any other way. On failure of this condition the said 
houses and lands to be to the use of Harvard College. Wife Mary to be 
sole executrix.* 

The amount of his estate as rendered in the Inventory was over 
1535£, of which 400£ was in lands that were Thomas Barker's (Ids 
wife's former husband). 

j liis will is on file among the probate papers of Essex County ; but 
I do not find any copy of it in the Registry or any record of probate 
or administration granted. In the March term of the Ipswich Court, 
1605, Ezekiel Rogers, the son of Mr. Nathaniel Rogers of Ipswich, 

* Ecr, Ezekiel Rojers's will is printed in full in the REGisTEa, vol. v. pp. 125-8,— En. 

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deceased, brought suit against Mrs. Mary Rogers, the executrix of 
the above will, for not performing a promise and engagement made 
to the said Nathaniel in the behalf of his son, wherein the said Mr, 
Ezekiel Rogers, of Rowley, had obliged himself to provide for 
Ezekiel the son of Nathaniel, and to make his portion as good as the 
reit of the sons of the said Nathaniel. The plaintiff in his declara- 
tion says that his father for that reason gave him no portion in his 
estate, except a small pledge of his love, and discharged himself 
from any care concerning him, and, indeed, looked upon him as the 
elder brother, though but his fourth son. 

This case is valuable and important, since it furnishes evidence 
that the wife of the Rev. William Hubbard was Mary,* and not 
Margaret, as all our New England authorities have had it, and thus 
confirms Candler's statement, made in his account of the Knapp 
family. I fail to find the least bit of evidence, either that Nathaniel 
Rogers had a daughter Margaret or that William Hubbard had a 
wife bearing that name. This Mary Hubbard seems to be living a8 
late as 26 [March, 1685, when she joins her husband in a conveyance 
of certain land in Ipswich. The following are some of the deposi- 
tions filed in this case. 

The testimony of Mary Hubbert. 

I can afiirme that aft r my Father Rogers* death my Brother Ezekiell 
Rogers was very desirous to have lived w th his Cousen M r Ezekiell Rogers 
of Rowley & he rendred this as y e reason, w 11 sundry complaints were made 
to his mother ngamst him, that he knew he could please him, if he lived 
with him, w ch he knew he should never doe, unlesse he lived there, in 
reg d that sundry informations would he carried to his Cousen ag st him, vv ch 
he should be able no otherwise to prevent. And farth r I know that our 
friends did endeavour to insinuate so much into my Couzen, but were dis- 
couraged therefrom by a report they heard from presseing it over farr, 
w ch report was, that one nere to my Cozen should say, nameing of him by 
some opprobrious terme, that he should not come there. Also when my 
Brother lived with him before, he wore his haire longer, by my Cosins 
sufferance, contrarie to my Fathers desire, then the rest of his Brethren ; 
Farther my Bro: rendred this as the reason why he was not willing to live 
constantly at the Colledge. because he had not convenient maintenance 
allowed, my Cosin not allowing above live pound a year at y e most. To 
the truth of w : is above written I can attest upon oath if called thereunto. 

March 31. 1665. Mary Hubbert. 

•Candler in his Knapp pedigree gives the name of the husband of Mary Rogers as 
" Wm. Hobert," and in his Rogers: pedigree as " Wm. Heley '' (vide Register, xvii. 47). 
Mr. Waters makes it evident that the surname in the Knapp pedigree (Hubert, i. e. Hubbard) 
is correct. 

William Hubart or Hubbard of the County of Essex, England, who afterwards settled at 
Ipswich, Mass., married Judith, daughter of John and Martha (Blosse) Knapp, of Ipswich, 
England (see The Visitation of Suffolk, ed. by Metcalf, 1882, p. 149; Reg. xvii. 47). He 
was father of Rev. William Hub! ard, who married Mary Rogers. 

The first book in which I find thechristian namcof the wife of Rev. William Hubbard given 
is John Farmer's Genealogical Register, published in 1S29, where on page 152 she is called 
" Margaret dan -liter of Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, " Subsequent writers have repeated Far- 
mer's error. — Editor. 

1837.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 181 

The Deposition of M" Margaret Rogers aged about 55 yeares. 

This Deponent sayth that soon after her husbands death, goeing to visit 
her cousin M r Ez. Rogers of Rowly, he told her that he would doe lor 
her son Ezekiel according as here fc-Iloweth viz. That he would give him 
his house where he then lived w th severall parcells of land, w ch he then 
mentioned, & shewed y e place of them, altho she had now forgotten the 
particulars: She thicks also he promised her then to allow 10£ a year 
towards his education, yet (being long since she cannot speak so punctially t 

thereunto). Further at another time since this Deponent went to the sayd 
M r Kz. Rogers to speake w th him about her son Ezekiels hayre, y* was 
complayned of, to he too long: but when M r Ez. Rogers would have had 
her son bound to let his hayre be no longer then to y e lower tip of his 
eares, she told him she would never yeild to such a snare for her child, tho 
he never had peny of him while he lived. Also this Deponent sayd y* 
James Daily told her that M r Ez. Rogers had appoynted him to pay fourty 
pound to her upon the account of her son Ezekiel, but she never knew but 
of ten pound thereof paid: Also that she would have been glad if her son 
Ezekiel might have lived w th her Cousin M r Ez. Rogers at Rowly, and was 
troubled that there was no way appearing to have it so, altho her son 
Ezekiel alwayes about those times seemed very desirous so to doe. The 
Deponent also saith that Mr Ez. Rogers told her he had appointed James 
Baily to pay her fourty pound in four years towards the education of her 
son Ezekiel, And further saith not 

March GO. Go Sworne before me Daniel Dexisox. 

"Mathew Botes* of Leeds in the County of Yorke Clothworker aged 
fifty yeares or thereaboutes " sworn at York 16 Jan'y 1661, makes a 
deposition concerning the matter. 

The testimony of John Pickard, aged forty three years, made 28 March 
1CC5, is to the effect that he understood from M r Ezekiel Rogers of Rowly 
that there were three reasons why he would not give his kinsman more. 
" 1 Because he refused to dwell w th him. 2 Because he would not keep at 
Colledge though there he would have maynteyned him. o Because he 
spake to his mother to have his haire cutt, but could not gett it done, 
And seuerall other things were the mention not here mr teriall." 

Essex Co. Court Papers, Vol. X. Xos. 90-08. 

A notable error has been made by all who have written about 
Ezekiel Rogers, of Rowley. They have all, one after another, 
stated that he brought over "the wife of his youth,*' Sarah Everard, 
who lived here about ten years, and died in Rowley, etc. That he 
brought over the wife of his youth. I do not deny ; but that her 
name was Sarah Everard I can deny with confidence, for I find her 
provided with another husband, in the person of Ezekiel's eldest 
brother Daniel, who had by her, as his second wife, four children. 
Who then was the first wife of Ezekiel Rogers? That he had "a 
wife buried in Rowley about ten years after his coming over is true. 

* Matthew Eoyes was an car! y settler of Roxbury (Register, xxxv. 24). He was 
freeman of Massachusetts May 22, 1639 ; removed to Rowlev, which he represented in the 
General Court in 1641, 3, 5 and .50; rammed to England as early as 1657. He was father 
Of Rev. Joseph Boyse, of Dublin, Ireland, a famous Puritan author. (See Register, 
xii. 65.)— Editor. 

VOL. XLI. 16* 

1S2 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Her name, however, was Joan, buried 8 May, 1649. This is a 
strong confirmation of a pedigree which I had constructed in Eng- 
land before I had the opportunity to discover this important fact. I 
had already been led to .-jive Mr. Ezekiel Rogers a wife Joan by 
the following evidence which I had discovered in my researches 
nmono; Wills and Feet of Fines : — 

Between Richard Raynton, gen. quer. and Ezekiel Rogers, clerk and 

Johanna his wife, deforc, for one messuage, one garden, nine acres of mea- 
dow and six acres of pasture, with the appurtenances &c in Bermondsey. 
Consideration 100 h sterling;. Trim 11 Car. I. Surrey. 

(Feet of Fines.) 

Thomas Dampier ah Damp-out of Stratford at Bow, gentleman. 26 March 
1 617, proved 15 February 1027. Mentions son Jam^s, daughter Kathe- 
rine, wife Joane, sister Joane. now wife of John Creed of Shepton Mallett 
in the County of Somerset, and her sons Matthew, Stephen and John 
Webb, cousin Marmaduke Moore and daughter Katherine now wife of 
Hugh Cressie, of London, merchant. 

To my daughter in law Joane Hartopp, now wife of Ezekiel Rogers of 
Hatfield, Essex, gentleman, twenty pounds within six months after my 
decease. Barrington, 18 (F. C. C). 

He must have married his second wife (Sarah?), daughter of Mr. 
John Wilson, very soon after; for Emanuel Downing writes from 
Salem, 24. 12. 1650, to John Winthrop, Jr., "Mr. Rogers of 
Rowly hath last weeke buryed his wife and childe within a few dayes 
after shee was brought to bed." 

21 Feb. 1621. Ezekiel Rogers, Clerk, instituted to the Rectory of 
Rowley, void by the death of Henry Pickard, Clerk, on the nomination of 
Sir Francis Barrington, Baronet. Institution Books, York. 

Extract from a Letter of Robert Ryece to John Winthrop, 1 
March, 1636. 

"One accidente which I credibly hard, I can not omytte ; — While the 
Bishop his chancelor, Dr. Corbett, was vpon his seate of justice at Bury, 
newes was broughte hym that Mr. Rogers of Dedham dyed the last nighte. 
Is he so? sayd the chancelor, let him goe in reste, for he hath troobled all 
the contry these 30 yeeres, & dyd poyson all those partes for x myle 
rounde abowte that place, — the manner of whose death is thus reported ; 
whiles the Bishop was at Ipswiche, one daye, havinge occasion to ryde 
forthe, comaaded his servantes to hyer poste horses; who browght hym 
worde that all the horses were taken vp, by suche as wente to the sermon 
at Dedham. Is the wynde at that doore ? sayde the Bishop, I wyll soone 
ease that ; <Sc so not long after, as the Commissary synce confessed, he had 
cbmmande from Canterbury vpon the complaynte of Norwich to stay the 
lecture at Dedham : wherevpon the Commissary wrote a friendely letter to 
Mr. Rogers, shewenge hym he had commandemente from Canterbury to 
require hym to stay his lecture now fur a whiles the plague continewed, 
which by suche concourses was daylie encreased. Mr. Rogers, beleevinge, 
as was pretended, stayed his lecture, & after harvest ended, the Doctor & 
Comissary was moved for reuewene of the lecture ; the Comissary gave 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 183 

fayer woorcles. promysynge ucry shortely thay shookle haue liberty, which 
after sondry promyses, withowte all in all intention, Mr, Rogers seinge 
there was a secrett determination wholly to suppresse that lecture, this 
strooke hym to the harte, hastened all his natural malladies to his vttermost 
periode." Winthrop Papers, Mass. Hist. Coll. 

Fourth Series, Vol. VI. p. 412. 

Extract from a Letter of Emanuel Downing to John Vrinthrop, 
6 March, 1636. 

"I was at Mr. Rogers of Dedham his funerall, where there were more 
people than 3 such Churches could hold : the gallery was soe over loaden 
with people that it sunck and crackt and in the midlc where yt was Joynted 
the tymbers gaped and parted on from an other soe that there was a great 
cry in the Church : they vnder the gallery fearing to be smothered, those 
that were vpon yt hasted of, some on way some an other, and some leaped 
downe among the people into the Church: those in the body of the Church, 
seing the tymbers gape were sore afrighted, but yt pleased God to honour 
that good man departed with a miracle at his death, for the gallerie stood 
and the people went on againe, though not so raanie as before; had y* fain 
as blackhyars did vnder the popishe assembly, yt would haue ben a great 
wound to our religion." Winthrop Papers, Mass. Hist. Coll. 

Fourth Series, Vol. VI. p. 47. 

Mr. Nathaniel Rogers arrived in New Encrland 17 Nov. 1G3G.* 
Concerning his voyage, the following extract from a Letter of 
Brampton Gordon to John Winthrop, dated Assington, this 30 of 
August (163G), seems worth inserting here. 

"It hathe faulne out verry hard with the shipe whear in Mr. Nathaniel 
Rogers imbarked himselff, his will' who locke forf at the end of 7 bur , 4 
children, & 3 other pore fameles out of this towen ; won is Robinson that 
lived in Litle Waldenfeld, with his wirl & G children; they went abord at 
Grauesend the furst of Jeuen, & have euer scins ben houarcng to the lie of 
"Wite, & this day Mris Crane, their scister, & Mris Rogers mother in law 
tould me her husband had a letter from them from Plimworth, writ on 
Saturday scenight. This will fall exceding heui to dyuers in the ship who 
had mad som prouicyon for their liuelyhod in New England. Thay will 
be inforsed to spe[nd] it before they goe, & all for want of a constant Est 
wind. Thay haue had the wind for a day or 2, & then brought backe 
agayen. Thay haue had dyuers feruent prayers to gem them a good wind, 
but the fcyem is not yet coum for God to haue the prayes of it.'' 

Winthrop Papers, .Mass. Hist. Coll. 
Fourth Series, Vol. VI. p. 500. 

The will of the Rev. Nathaniel Rogers, Pastor of the Church at 
Ipswich, taken from his own mouth, July 3, Anno Domini 1G55, 
was proved in court at Ipswich. 25—7-1655. He reckons his estate 
in Old and New England at about twelve hundred pounds, four 
hundred pounds of which ''is expected from my father M r . Robert 

* Wintlirop's New England, vol. i. p. 20.5 (2d ed. p. 244). 

f I :;m inclined to think that rhis must refer to her expected confinement. Ezekiei must 
have been born just about this time. — u. r. w. 

184 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [April, 

Crane in England." He makes the portion of John, though his 
eldest son, equal only with the others, viz. Nathaniel, Samuel and 
Timothy, and gives to each one hundred pounds out of his estate in 
Old England and one hundred pounds out of his estate in New Eng- 
land. To his son Ezekiel he gives twenty pounds, which he may 
take in books if he pleases. To his daughter he had already given 
two hundred pounds. To his three grandchildren, John, Nathaniel 
and Margaret Hubbard, he gives forty shillings each. To his cousin, 
John Rogers, five pounds, in the hands of Ensign Howlett. To 
Elizabeth, Nathaniel, John and Mary, children of his cousin John 
Harris,* of Rowley, he gives twenty shillings each. To Harvard 
College, five pounds. The remainder he leaves to his wife Margaret, 
whom he appoints executrix. 

The original will is on file in the Probate Registry of Essex 
County, and a copy of it is preserved among the papers of the case 
of Rogers vs Rogers already referred to. 

Mrs. Margaret Rogers died in Ipswich, 23 January, 1675, and 
admon. was granted to her eldest son, John Rogers, 30 March 
following (1676.) 

Administration of the estate of Margaret Rogers, of Ipswich in 
New England, widow, "was also granted in England, 21 March, 
1677, to William Hubbard, principal creditor. 

From her age, as given in her deposition, it would appear that ' 
she was born about 1610. Her mother, therefore, could not have 
been the Mary Sparhawke, daughter of Samuel, baptized 1 February, 
1600. (See New Eng. Hist/Gen. Reg., Vol XIX. p. 125.) 

There remains John Rogers, of Billerica, who undoubtedly be- 
longed to this family, as we may learn from the will of Ezekiel of 
Rowley. The recent history of Billerica, by our associate. Rev. Mr. 
Hazen, furnishes a good account of him and his descendants. His 
will can be found on record in the Suffolk Registry (X. — 23). It 
was ? declared" 22 January, 1685, and letters were granted 8 June, 
1687, to Thomas and Nathaniel, the executors. He gives to 
Nathaniel one half the house, etc., and to Thomas the other half 
after the death of the widow, who is to have the use of it. Other 
bequests to sons John and Daniel, daughter Priscilla, grandchild 
Mary French (at 21), son George Browne and wife's daughter 
Mary Browne. He is said to have died 25 January, 1685(6), ret. 
74, and was born therefore about 1611 or 1612. On the Tabular 
Pedigree which accompanies these notes will be found two Johns, 
either of whom might be this individual, so far as date of birth 
would indicate. I cannot help thinking that John, the son of 
Nathaniel, the schoolmaster, was the one referred to in will of his 
uncle John, of Dedham, as cr the sadler," brother to Elizabeth 

* The wife of John Harris of Rowley was nnmed Bridget. I would snercrest that she mav 
have been Bridget Anger, one of the children of Edmond and Bridget Anger (see the wills 
oi'Dorotlry Rogers of Dedham and of John Rogers of Colchester). — h. f, w. 


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Rogers. This sister, I doubt not, was adopted by her uncle, and 
was the one mentioned by the widow Dorothy Rogers in her will, as 
"my maid Elizabeth Rogers." The John Rogers who lived in Bil- 
leriea was evidently a baker (as I am informed by Mr. llazen). 
Whether a man would change an occupation requiring an appren- 
ticehood for another is a question. We have still left John, the 
second son of Thomas Rogers, who probably was placed by his 
father to learn some other trade than the ancestral one of shoe- 
making, in which the eldest son, Thomas, was to succeed him. I 
am therefore inclined to think that we are to look here for our 
Billerica Rogers. 

It was my ^ood fortune to find in the British Museum two Elegies 
which seem to have escaped notice hitherto ; one in manuscript, 
which 1 found in the well known Harlcian collection ; the other a, 
printed broadside, in a collection known as the Luttrell collection. 
I found in this latter collection divers other elegies and eulogies 
which deserve to be known ; among them one on the Rev. AVilliam 
Jenkin the younger, I remember, and another on Col. Rainborough. 

The two elegies referred to here follow : — 

Upon the death of old M r Rogers of wethersfield minister of god his word, 

late deceased. 

In Rama once a voyce was heard 

Of bytter lamentation, 
W ch now in weathersfield doth sound 

An heavy visitation. 
He is not now who lately was 

As Rachclls children were not 
Soe we shall hardly fynd the lyke 
Crye loud therefore & spare not. 
Thecloudie piller now is gone 

That guyded in the day 
And eke ye lire w ch in the night 

Did poynt us out the way. 
Alas therfore what shall we doe 
Our Moses cannot crie, 
: Nor stand up in the gapp to stay 
j Gods incitements when they flie. 
I How shall we passe to Canaan now 
I ^ The wildernesse is wide 
i Soe full of Tygers, Beares & woluea 
| And many a beast besyde. 
I Who shall r-tand up to plead w th God 

ffor to supply our necde. 
[ Our waters stand, our Manna feast 

Whereon our soules did feede. 
i Oh happie it was w th weathersticlde 

And neighboure townes about 
I When they enioyed y' worthy light 
Which now is cleanc worne out. 
Noe greater proofe of loue to god 

Doth Christ himself require 
Then was p'formed of this man 

W th all his hartes de<ire 
W th wisedoraeand discretion both 
He fedd Christs lambs indecde 
3 Devydeinge out them portions all 
According to their needc. 

To stronge ones he gave stronger meat 

Who better could apply y* 
And to the weaker sort also 

As best might fitt their dyett. 
The sicke and feeble ones alsoo 

He nourished paynefully 
And evermore his hare did yerne 

To hcare y e poore mans crie. 
He bound up broken hearted ones 

He did y c hungrie feed 
He brought the wandringe home againe 

And did supplie tl eir neede 
He sought their peace continually 

Fie ended all their striefe 
Reioyceing neuer more then when 

They ledd a Christian lyfe. 
He spared noe labour of the mynde 

Noe bod "die griefe nor payne 
That tended to his peoples good 

And to his masters gayne. [fayle 

When strength of legga and feete did 

On horseback he did ryde 
And wheresoeuer he became 

His tallent well emploid. 
Soe deerely did he loue gods house 

When Arons bell did call 
Noe winde or weather might him lett 

He ventred lyfe and all. 
Thus did he leade them forth w th ioy 

To pastures fresh and greeue 
And to the lyuely water pooles 

As cleerc as hath bcene seene. 
Rare was his order to cat* chise 

His doctrine sound & playne 
And bv this holy ordynance 

He many soules did gayno. 


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Thus hath he spent his vitall breath 

In honour and renowne 
His hower is past, his glasse is runue 

And he hath gott the erowne. 
And now behold ye shepehards all 

Whom god hath given this station 
See here a patterne to behoulde 

ffit for your imitation. 
The better sort neede yet to learne 

This patterne to bchould 
As for the rest, learne you were best 

Looke better to your soulde. 
And now Oh woeful! weathersfield 

Whose fame soe farr hath sounded 
Looke how thou hast received & heard 

And how thy faith is grounded. 

A mournefull Epitaph upon the death of 
ROGERS, late preacher of Gods word 
life the 18 of October in the yeerc 163G. 


Come helpe us mourn good Shepherds all, 
who love Christs flock indeed 

Helpe us to beg, pleade, cry & call, 
in this our time of need. 

2. [old, 

Come weep and mourne, both yong and 

your harts to sorrow move 
Both Sheepe and Lambs all of his fould 

shew forth your deerest love. 


Our joy is gone, our soules delight, 
our blessed sonne of thunder, 

Our valiant champion in Gods sight, 
to breake sinnes boults in sunder. 

Our famous light which lately stood 
on hill within our tuwne : [abroad, 

Whose beames were spread so farre 
is now by death tooke downe. 


Those lively christall streames so pure, 
with pastures fresh and greene ; 

From us alas are lock't full sure, 
and can no more be seene. 

Oh mournefull flocke who art deprived 

of such a faithfull guide ; 
Whose drooping soules he hath reviv'd 

Full many a time and tide. 

Our faithfull Moses now is gone, 

"Which stood up in the breach ; 
To stay Gods wrath with many a groane, 

his hands to heaven did stretch. 

His life Gods glory did advance, 
his doctrine good and plaine : 

And by Gods holy ordinaace 
he many a soule did gaine. 

And to thy faith and godly life 

As thou before hast learned 
W th out the w ch thy faith is deacle 

And cannot be discerned. 
ffor now the Lord doth call for fruite 

To answere all his payne 
And wher he hath bestowed much 

He lookes for much agayne. 
Loue thou therefore gods ordynance 

Sell all, that to obteyne 
And buy the fielde wher treasure is 

That ever shall rernayne 
Then thou w th him thats gone before 

Shall lijallrlujarj singe 
And Keigne in heaven for euermore 

W th Christ our lord and kinge. 

[Harleian MS. 1598.] 

that reverend worthy Pastor M 1 JOHN 
at Dedham in Essex, who departed this 

No paine nor labour he did spare, 

the hungry soules to feed, 
Dividing out each one his share, 

according to their need. 


x\ person grave, a patron rare, 

most humble, godly, wise, 
Whose presence made the wicked fcare, 

when they beheld his eyes. 


His ears were open and attent, 
To heave the poore mans cry : 

And speedily his heart was bent, 
to find a remedy. 


To rich, and poore, to old and yung, 
most courteous, mi id and meeke, 
The mournit g soules lie brought along, 

and comforted the weake. 

Much comfort heere his soule possest, 

his life fame, and renowne, 
And now with Saints and Angels blest, 

he weares a glorious erowne. 


Where many a soule is gone before. 
Which he through Christ hath gain'd. 

His glory shines as Sunne therefore, 
And never shall be stained. 


You pastors all of Christ his fould, 
of soules who have the charge, 

See here a patterne to behold, 
Your duties to your charge. 

His faith, his love, his godly care, 

his zeale sinne to suppresse : 
His pitty showes to such as wero, 

in griefe and heaviness^. 


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His bumble heart did soon make peace, 

by arbitration wise, 
Ailjars and strifes he made to cease, 

twixt neighbours that did rise. 

But now those ioyfull dayes are gone, 

which made oar hearts so glad. 
And comfort brought to many one, 

when sorrow made them gad. 


Our Zion temple songs doe cease, 

our burning shining light 
Is gone to everlasting peace, 

and bids us all good night. 

Our constant Lector twelve dayes fame, 

and ioy of Saints all round, 
To which Gods armies flocking came, 

To heare his doctrine sound. 


Gods holy Law and Gospel pure, 
he preach't with courage bouid, 

Whereby he many did allure, 
and brought to Christ his fould. 

The poore and hungry soules alway, 

with good things he did fill, 
The rich, nor any went away, 

Without Gods mind and will. 


Most faithfully he preach't Gods will, 

with wisedome from above, 
And left for to direct us still, 

his booke of faith and love. 


Gods counsell and the narrow way, 

he clearely did unfold 
"Without excuse to leave all they, 

That would not be controld. 


His proudest foes on every side, 
who sought his deprivation, 

He still did overcome their pride, 
by humble conversation. 

Against hels force and Satans rage, 

God kept him in his station, 
And still preserved him in his old age, 

In Dedkams congregation. 

From weeke to weeke, from day to day, 

he cryed in our eares : 
And this he did without delay, 

the space of thirty yeeres. 

In zeale he was a filming fire, 

yet humble and discreet, 
Which made his chiefest foes admire, 

and swadged their malice great. 


They often sought for to prcvaile, 

to take away our joy, 
To quench our light they did assaile 

our glory to destroy. 


But God did guard his choice elect, 
who worthy was through Christ, 

From dangers all did him protect, 
and tooke home at last. 


The time of life that God him lent, 
was three score yeeres and seven, 

The greatest part of which he spent, 
to bring soules into heaven. 


Oh happy change and blessed gaine, 

good time for him to die : 
Vnhappy we that still remaine 

more sinfull dayes to see. 


Yet happy now likewise are they, 
which arc in state of grace, 

And were so wise that in their dayes, 
with God they made their peace. 


Now magnifie the providence, 

of Gods election strong, 
That he such dayes by sure defence, 

In mercy did prolong. 


And now hold first with diligence, 
the trueths which you have learn'd 

And bring forth fruit with patience, 
that grace may be discern'd. 


Those graces learne to imitate, 
in him which shine so bright, 

So shalt thou live ia happy state, 
and pleasing in Jods sight. 

A wife hath lost a heavenly head, 

children a father deare, 
A lossc to all on every side, 

and to his flocke most neere. 


His house a blessed Bethel was, 

as plainely did appeare : 
He lived to see his fruits in grace, 

on all his children deare. 


But now alas what shall we doe 

Gods anger to revoke, 
Our sinfulncsse have brought us to 

This sad and heavy stroake. 

Our sleepy formall carelessuesse, 

in hearing of Gods word : 
Vnfruitfull barren heartednesse, 

though we with meanea were stored. 



ms in 

Dover, JS T . II 1717— 1766 



All those that have worne out this light, 

and yet remain all darke, 
How shall ic now their soules affright, 

to weare this cursed marke. 

Now let us all repent and pray, 

with zeale and fervency, 
That of the Lord obtaine we may, 

some comfort and supply. 

Our King and Counscll Lord preserve, 

and all of each degree, 
That from his trueth we may not swerve, 

but therein live and die. 

That with him that's gone before, 

a kingdome may obtaine, 
And then with Saints for evermore, 
in glory may remaine. 

Printed for the 


In morning wake with God, and beg his 

Offend not his good spirit in any case, 
Hang fast on Christ, cleave clflEse unto 

hi 8 word, 
K"o time forget to weare the christian 


Run cheerefully your generall is before, 
Our blessed captain Christ hath opened 

the doore 
Got victory against sin, death and hell. 
Etemall life for aye with him shall 

Rcturne my soule, goe foorth unto thy 

Strange joyes are gone which cannot be 

I. L. 
yeere, 1642. 
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Luttrell Coll. Vol. I. 

British Museum. 

BAPTISMS IN DOVER, N. II. 1717—1766. 

Copy of the Rev. Jonathan Cushing's Record of Baptisms in 
Dover, N. H., now a part of the Records of the 
" First Church." 

Communicated by John R, Ham, M.D., of Dover, H. II, 
[Continued from page 00.] 

Sarah & Ebenezer, twin Child 13 of Benj a Hayes. 
Phebe Evans, on a sick bed. 

Mary Hanson, & her Child 11 Anthony, Nabby & Betty, 
Aaron, son of John Wood. 
Hannah, D r of Jacob Ilorsum. 
Dolly, D r of Robert Hayes. 
Caleb, son of Joseph Prince. 
Thomas, son of Thomas Haves. 
Anna, D r of Edmund Wingate. 
Abigail, D r of Dan 1 Hayes. 
Joseph, son of Benj a Heard. 
Ephraim, sou of Ephraim Kimbah 
Judith Bickford. 





















Nov. 17. 












Jonathan, Elizabeth & Abigail Bickford. 
Mary, I) r of Sam 1 Gerrish. 
Joanna, D r of W™ Hanson. 
Hannah, D r of Dudley Watson. 
Ezra, son of Nath 1 Young, 

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May 23. Lydia, D r of Jon a Wentworth. 
! June 21. Molly, D r of Stephen Evans. 

2G. Susanna, D r of Ebenezer Demeritt — in private. 
J July 12. Sarah, D r of James Pinkkam. 
Aug. 9. Betty, D r of Dan 1 Horn. 

Jon a , son of John Thompson. 
I Sept. 14. Joseph, son of Joseph Prince. (■ 

Francis & Zeruiah, Child' 1 of Dan 1 Davis. 
Edward & Samuel, Child of Edward Woodward. 

Joseph, son of Azariah Boody. } 

Oct 3. Mary & Isaiah, Child 11 of Ezekiel Willey. 
29. Aaron, son of Ichabod Hayes. 
Abigail, D r of Job Clements. 
Nov. 12. Sarah, Eliz a & Hannah, D rs of Andrew Gerrish. 
Dec r 13. Kezia, D r of Hatevil Leighton — sick with throat distemper. 

Jan. 6. Patience, D r of John Ham — sick with throat distemper. 
April 11. Elijah, son of Daniel Jacobs. 

The Child 11 of Richard Caswell. 
15. Abra, D r of Robert Hayes. 
May 6. Samuel, Betty & Mary, Child 11 of Samuel Tasker, deceased. 

20. Constant Davis. 
June 3. Sarah, I) r of John Titcomb. 
10. W m , son of W m Tvvomblv. 

17. Hannah, D r of Cheney Smith. 
Richard, son of Dan 1 Hayes. 

{ July 6. Mercy, D r of Samuel Heard, on her Death bed. 

10. Jethro, Betty & Keziah, Child" of Sam 1 Heard— in private, 
j, Jacob, son of John Heard — in private. 

Aug. 5. Stephen, son of Nathan Foss. 

Hinkson, son of James Marden. 
Sept. 23. John, son of Edmund Wingate. 

2G. Dan 1 & Andrew, Child" of Joseph Twombly. 
Joshua & W m , Child of W m Twombly, 3 tiU3 \ 
30. Otis Baker, son of Dudley Watson. 
Mary, D r of Sam 1 Yeaton. 
Oct. 7. Jonathan, sou of Ebenezer Demerritt- 
Nov. 4. Esther, D r of W m M c Culloch. 

11. Lydia, D r of W ni Twombly. 

18. Bathsheba, D r of Jacob Horsum. 
Eleanor. D r of Benj a Pearl. 

25. Mary, D r of Benj a Hanson. 
Jane, D r of Dan 1 Ham. 
Dec r 9. Hannah, D r of Eben Hanson. 

Mar. 17. Eleanor, D r of Samuel Gerrish. 
20. Isaac, son of Joseph Prince. 
Betty, D r of Samuel Davis. 
Mary, D r of Timothy Moses. 
Samuel, son of John Smith. 
Deborah, D r of W" Glidden. 
April 14. Tamsen, D r of Hezekiah Hayes. 

Sarah & Joanna, Child a of Samuel Todd. 

VOL. XLI. 17 

190 Baptisms in Dover, K. II 1717—1760. [April, 



















Ephraim, son of William Hanson. 
20. Hannah, D r of Sam 1 Emerson. 

Margaret & Jane, Child" of George Horn-— in private. 

Deborah, D r of Richard Jones. 

Joseph, son of Andrew Gerrish. 

Jonathan, son of John Montgomery. 

Mary, D r of Eben Hanson. 

Beuj a , son of Robert Thompson. 

Benj a , son of Thomas Haves. 
22. Eliz*, D r of Job Clements. 

Silas, son of Paul Harford, deceased — in private. 

Deborah, D r of Paul Harford, deceased— in private. 

Joshua, son of Hobart Stevens. 

Mary, D r of Dan 1 Horn. 

Joseph, son of Stephen Evans. 
27. Sarah, D r of W m Gerrish. 

Abigail, D r of John Buzzell. 

Lvdia & Paul, Child" of Paul Harford, deceased. [Thomas. 

Eliz* Wife of Jon a Pinkham, & their Child" Hannah and 

John, son of James Davis. 

Abigail, D r of Paul Gerrish. 

Abigail, D r of John Tasker. 

Mary, D r of James Finkham. 

John Perkins, son of Israel Hodg Ion. 

Sarah, D r of James Pecker. 

Moses Bickford. on a sick bed. 

Tamsen, D r of Ichabod Hayes. 

Richard, son of W™ Shackford. 

Abigail, D r of Richard Kimbal. 

Sarah, D r of Otis Baker. 

Cheney, son of Cheney Smith. 

Nath\ son of Daniel Hayes. 

Sam 1 Waterhouse> son of John Titcomb. 

John, son of Nath 1 Young. 

David, son of Benj* Hanson. 

W m , son of Benj a Pearl. 

Betty, Zervia, George & Dan 1 , Child 11 of Isaac AVatson. 






Dec r 







































Edward Winslow, son of Moses Emerson. j 

Joseph, son of Joseph Tasker, jim 1 ". 

James, son of Samuel Yeaton. 

Ebenezer Chesley — on a sick bed. 

Timothy, son of Andrew Gerrish. 

James & Moses, Child" of James Chesley, on a sick bed. 

Dolley, D r of John Tibbetts. 

Bridget, W m , John, Mary & Ebenezer, Child of John Waldron. 

Mehetabel, D r of Samuel Todd. 

Susanna, Molly & Mercy, Chill' 1 of Sam 1 Ricker. 

Abigail, D r of Dan 1 Meserve — sick. 

Sam 1 , son. of Sam 1 Gerrish. 

Sarah, D r of Dudley Watson* 

Mary, D r of James Kielle. 
















1887.] The Lutterworth Family. 101 ' 

Aug. 15. Joseph Roberts, & his son Ephraim. 
Mary, D r of Sam 1 Emerson. 
22. Abigail. D r of Ebenezer Hanson. 
Sept. 26. Margaret, Wife of James Perkins, & their son Epliraim. 
Oct. 17. Elijah Banker, & Child* Martha, Betty, Esther, Abigail & 
" Judith. 
Molly, D r of Job Clements. 
31. Bridget, I) of Jacob Horsum. 

Deborah, D r of Dan 1 Horn. f 

Mary, William, Betty, Ebenezer & Stephen Wentworth, the 
Child 11 of Ebenezer Horn. 

Alexander Douglas, son of Otis Baker. 
Mary Waldron, on a sick bed. 
Mercy Plum me r. 
John, son of William Sliaekford. 
Sarah, D r of James Perkins, 
Andrew, sou of Benjamin Hayes. 
Sarah, L) r of Alexander Caldwell. 
Elizabeth NatherseH. 
Elizabeth, D r of W m Hanson. 
31. Mary, D r of Stephen Evans. 

Lois, I) r of Jonathan Pinkham. 
Mary, D T of William Went worth. 
Aug. 7. Sarah, D r of Richard Kimbal. 

14. James, son of James Young. 
Sept, 18. Abra, D r of lehabod Hayes. 

Eph m & Benj a . sons of Tobias Handel. 
Molly, Nanny & Eunice, Child 11 of Jon 4 G-erri&L. 
Oct. 23. Abigail, D r of Nath 1 Young. 

Hannah, D r of Elijah Bunker. 
Nov. 13, Hannah, D r of Thomas Hayes. 
20. Eliz a , D r of Dam Hayes. 

Benj% son of Benj* Hanson. j 

Thomas, son of John Waldron. I 

Dec r 4. Martha, D r of John Titcomb. 

[To bo eoKiinued.] 


By J. O. Austin, Esq., of Providence, R. I. 

IN collecting material for The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, 
the author sometimes found interesting items concerning families resi- 
dent in other states. A brief sketch of the Butterworth family is made 
possible by this means. 

The earliest comer to America of this name appears to have been Sam- 
uel Butterworth, who was a freeman of Massachusetts May 13, 1G4Q, tax- 
ed at Rehoboth 1G4-J, on a valuation of £50, and a proprietor in land there 
in 1615. He made his will October 13, L684, proved March 3, 1685. 
Ex. cousin (k e. nephew) John Butterworth, of Rehoboth. He mentions j 

192 The Butterioorth Family. [April, 

cousin Abraham Butterworth, of Rhode Island, cousin John Butterworth, 
of Swansea, cousin William Hayward, of Swansea, cousin John "Butter- 
worth's two sons Samuel and Benjamin, cousin Mary Mason, widow, of 
Swausea, cousin Mason's two sons Noah and Samuel Mason, cousin Ann 
Butterworth, daughter of Abraham. No mention is made in this will of 
any Tillinghast "cousins," though it is believed that Pardon Tiilinghast's 
first wife was a sister or niece of the testator. 

1. John Butterworth, of Rehoboth and Swanzey, Mass., was born 
about 1630 and died in 1708. His wife's name was Sarah, and she 
died before her husband He was propounded for a freeman June 
3, 1652, received a lot of land June 22, 1658, and was a juryman 
in 1662. In 1663 a Baptist church was organized at his house, 
with seven members, and he was for a long time deacon of the soci- 
ety, which soon removed to Swanzey. The latter town was incor- 
porated March 5, 1668, and he and four others were to have the 
care of admitting inhabitants, disposing of lands, and ordering of 
other affairs of the town. In 1670 and 1677 he was surveyor of 
highways for Rehoboth, and in the latter year was chosen with 
others to assist Sampson Mason's widow in disposal of real estate, 
the records calling him her brother, March 16, 1677. he and others 
of Swanzey were to distribute the relief (contributed in Ireland) to 
sufferers by the Indian war. He was constable in 1685. At the 
; «»•■ time of his death he was called of Bristol. Sept. 1, 1708. the in- 

ventory of his estate, amounting to £121 19s. 2d., was shown by 
the administrators, his sons John and Joseph. April 2, 1711, divi- 
sion of the estate w T as made to his children, viz. : to eldest son John 
Butterworth, two shares, £10 14s. lid., and to the rest of the child- 
ren each £5 7s. ojd. The others named were son Joseph, son 
Benjamin's heirs, daughter Sarah Hay ward's heirs, Deborah Jen- 
kins's heirs, Mercy Blood, Hopestill Eddy, wife of John, and Mary 
Thayer, wife of Samuel. March 1, 1714, George Jenkins gave 
receipt to uncle Joseph Butterworth, administrator of grandfa- 
ther John Butterworth, and of estate left by mother Deborah 
Jenkins, and of estate of late brother Ebenezer Jenkins, who 
all died intestate. The names of John Butterworth's sixth, sev- 
enth, eighth and ninth children are illegible upon the town records. 
These children were born Sept. 8, 1661, Jan. 22, 1663, March 
1665, May 1667. John Butterworth and wife Sarah had : 

John, 2 b. Sept. 8, 1651 ; m. Hannah Whcaton, Sept. 4, 1674. 

Sarah, b. May 28, 1653; m. William Hayward. 

Nathaniel, b. April 12, 1655. 

Joseph, b. May 15, 1657 ; m. Elizabeth Boomer, July 22, 1691. 

Deborah, b. May 2, 1659 ; m. John Jenkins. 

Mary, m. first, Joseph Slade, Not. 12, 1681 ; m. second, Samuel Thayer. 

Mercy, m. Blood. 

7. viii. Hopestill, married first, John Luther, June 25, 16S7 ; m. second, John 

ix. Samuel. 

x. Experience, b. Aug. 15, 1669. 

8. xi. Benjamin, b. Oct. 31, 1672 ; m. Huldah Hayward, Jan. 6, 1692. 

2. Joiin ? BcTTEr.wvORTii (John 1 ), of Rehoboth, Mass., born Sept. 8, 
1651 ; married Sept. 4, 1674, Hannah Wheaton, daughter of Rob- 
ert and Alice (Bowen) Wheaton. Ho died March 20, 1731. His 
wife was born Sept. 18, 1634. In 1676 he (called John Butter- 











188?.] The Butterworth Family. 103 

worth, Jr.) gave £0 11*. 5d. toward the Indian war. He was 
a freeman Jan. 6, 1682 ; Jane 5, 1690, Ensign for expedition against 
Canada. He afterwards became Captain, and was so called to dis- 
tinguish him from his father " Deacon John Butterworth." May 
SI, 1C90, he gave a receipt on behalf of his wife Hannah tor her 
part of estate of her father, who had died in 1 GOG. Nov. 3, 1724, 
will, proved April 20, 1731. Ex. son Noah. Ho mentions eldest 
son John, sons Samuel and Noah, daughters Sarah Reed, Mary 
Jenckes, Patience Perry, and certain grandchildren. He also men- 
tions brother Benjamin's daughter Experience Cook. His sons 
Samuel and Noah were buried in the Congregational Burial 
Ground, in what is now East Providence, P. I. His son John 3 had 
children as follows: 1. John, born Jan. 1, 1711 ; 2. Elizabeth, bom 
Dec. 14, 1713; 3. Nicholas, born Dec. 12, 171G; 4. Nathaniel, 
born Oct. 18, 1719; 5. Mary, born May 28, 1722; G. William, 
born Oct. S, 172-3: 9. Oliver, born Oet. 8, 1725. His son Noah 3 
had children as follows: 1. Nathaniel, born March 27, 17 — ; 2. 
Esther, born April 17, 1714; 3. Hannah, born May 27, 17 1G ; 4. 
Sarah, born April 30. 1718; 5. Elizabeth, born Feb. 24, 1720; 6. 
Noah, born Nov. 21. 1721 ; 7. Lydia, born July 29, 1723 ; 8. John, 
born Aug. 17, 1725; 9. Noah/ born March o, 1728; 10. Sybil, 
born Jan. 18,1730; 11. Huldah, born March 2, 1732. 
John Butterworth and wife Hannah had: 

i. Sarah, 3 b. Sept. 10, 1675 ; m. Thomas Read, June 21, 1609. 
ii. Mary, b. Oet. 20, 1077 ; m. Ehenezer Jenokes, March 4, 1095. 
iii. John', b. May 7, 1079; m. .Mary Peek, Sept. 26, 1710. 
iv. Hannah, b. Feb. 14, 1680. 
v. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 15. 1682. 
vi. Nathaniel, b. March -26, 1GS5 ; d. Feb. 8, 1708. 
/ vii. Samuel, b. March 30, 1637; in. Patience Perry, March 1, 1716. He d. 

March 28, 1738. 
viii. Noah, 1). Dec. 31, 1G69; m. Judith FJusworth, Feb. 16, 1712. He d. 
April 27. 1736. 

ix. Patience, b. July 8, 1693 ; in. Perry. 

s Ebenezer, b. May 6, 1699 ; d. Feb. 11, 1700. 

3. Sarah 2 BuTTEnworrni (John 1 ), born May 28, 16-33 ; married Wil- 

li i m Hayward, of Swanzey, and later of Mendon, Mass. He was 
son of William and Margery ( ) Hayward, of Braintree, Mass. 

He died Dec. 17, 1717. William Hayward and wife Sarah had: 

i. Jonathan, 3 b. April 8, 1672. 
ii. Margery, b. .Sept. 10, 1673. 
iii. Sarah, b. March 2, 1076. 
iv. .Mary. b. J in 9, 1678. 
v. William, !>. Jan. 3D, 1680. 
vi. Mercy, 6. -Jan. 30, 1681. 
vii. Samuel, b. May 18, 1683. 
viii. Huldah. b. March 13, 1685. 
ix. Oliver, b. March 17, 1687. 
x. Hannah, b. March 11, 1639. 
xi. Benjamin. 
xii. Content. 

4. Josr.rn 2 Buttek worth (John 1 ), of Swanzey, Mass., born May 15, 

1657 ; married duly 22, 1691, Elizabeth Boomer. He died in 1746. 
Nov. 4, 1716. administration on his estate was given to son Heze- 
kiali Butterworthj mariner, of Posquotank, County of Albermarle, 
North Carolina. Joseph Bucterworth and wife Elizabeth had ; 

VOL. XLI. 17* 

194 The Agawame Jflantation. [April, 

i. John, 3 m. Elizabeth Thomas, Dec. 15, 1725. 

ii. Sarah, b. March 10, 1691. 

iii. Joseph, b. Sept. 0, 1697 ; m. Hopestill Cole, March 17, 1726. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 1, 1700. 

v. Hezekiah, b. April 9, 1705. 

vi. Benjamin, b. June 16, 170S ; m. Millicent Alger, Jane 5, 1735. 

5. Deborah 2 Butterworth (John 1 ), born May 2, 1659 ; married John 

Jenkins, of Rehobotb, Mass. John Jenkins and wife Deborah had : 

i. George. 3 

ii. Joseph, b. Aug. 23, 16SS. f 

iii. Ebenezer, b. Dec. 24, 161)0. 

6. Mary 2 Butterworth (John 1 ), married first, Nov. 12, 1681, Joseph 

Slade ; married second, Samuel Thayer, son of Ferdinando and 
Huldah (Hayward) Thayer. He died Dec. 19, 1721. They bad 
children : 

i. Samuel, 3 b. Dec. 1, 1691. . 

ii. Sarah, b. Feb. 11, 1695. 

iii. Ulldah, b. Nov. 30, 169S. 

iv. Mary, b. Feb. 11, 1701. 

v. Joseph, b. July, 1707. 

vi. Benjamin-, b. Sept. 11, 1709. 

7. Hopestill 2 Lutterworth (John 1 ), married first, June 25, 1C37, 

Jobn Lather ; married second, John Eddy, son of Zacbariah and 
Alice (Paddock) Eddy. John Luther and wife Hopestill had: 

i. John, 3 b. Aug. 10, 1690. 

ii. Nathaniel, b. April 17, 1692. 

iii. Job, b. Dec. 3. 1094, 

iv. Patience, b. Jan. 8, 1697. 

John Eddy and wife Hopestill had : 
v. Oliver, b. Dec. 17, 1701. 

vi. Charles, b. Nov. 14, 1703. j 

vii. Joseph, b. Sept. 6, 1706. 


8. Benjamin 2 Lutterworth (John 1 ), of Swanzey, Mass., born Oct. 31, 

1672; married Jan. 6, 1692, Huldah Hayward, daughter of Samuel 
and Mehitable ( ) Hayward. Benjamin Butterworth aud wife 

Huldah had: j 

i. Sarah, 3 b. Feb. 6, 1693. 

ii. Samuel, b. Dec. 26, 1695. 

iii. Experience, b. May 23, 1701. 

iv. Benjamin, d. March 11, 1719. 


By William Root Bliss, Esq., of Short Hills, New Jersey. 

THREE or four miles east from Fearing Hill lay the Agawame 
Plantation. Its early history has been preserved in an old 
book, whose yellow leaves of English paper, watermarked with 
crown and fleur-de-lis, are written in characters difficult for an un- 
trained eye to read, entitled : — 

» This article will form a chapter in the author's book, M Colonial Times on the Ware- 
ham Farms," now in preparation. 

1887.] The Agawame Plantation. 19d 

" A Booke of Records of the owners and derisions of the lands or some tracts of 
lands & meadows of Agawame King and being in the precincts and bounds of new 

This territory of nearly eight thousand acres was mentioned in the 

early records of Plymouth Colony as a discovery. It contained 

I >. . ^o / | f;-^-~ = -? J ■ many springs of sweet wa- 

Li ' ^ l'fi~% K* mJo'&IS". ter and small lakes on 

^ * s>w; «M*^s1 £ = " ,; 5 T^"^ whose snores beaver ana 

A Vf 5 ^V^ ^5 |^| |g otter were trapped. In 

I J^^-^?/^ ^ ^1^1^1-1 tne Yast forest whicn cov - 
h Ju^ - » ^J i-i^l'f ^ ered most of tne ]ancI < 

^ SSc^ 5 H^s w-^JS "c^flJ.5"^ deer were hunted and 
< ^^2 »'*V^>S.'*s' o^-.iat— SS streams ran abounding in 

fc 3 g 5 fA$x $*-$ ^ c5 c*5^ trout. It had rich salt 

2 £ 4^^ C W^Vu^TS 1-;t^§c^ meadows which were in- 
2 5^S£a * ^r '' ,f^ « s == y^ q terseeted by creeks whose 

< ^ l^'^'^V N ^?ll a *-2 marsh v banks were a re 


J I 3 -r^- £ »s - j o-O-r) o §m sort of curlew and plover, 

g **^j £^v4/^ | I £%< ^^s and there was abundance 

™ ^3^,l^^r^4 Ngls'l of bird life aloil S the 

o c3-Tk? ^ST" ?rj < 1 1 pZ.^ shores when the mud 


.-, *^V!^/?*T I l^ a I^S * 1o p cs were lcft bare b y 

• fsJ* «r* , "JS^s? the ebbiim- tide. It lay 

| ^tll''^^ 1 ^ | 'IP-E at the head of the bay, 

S ^liVslfc^* ' ojloio washed by it on three 

o JW^4 ?t -5 ! §S o 1| g ^les, and its coast lin « 

>^i ! =^ ^S**?^ 1 o Eg « ^'i is still indented by coves 


^5jv4'^4 ^ § 1 f^~^2 rich in shell-fish, is fring- 

^TIL^^^'^^ t •S'a.H — S^ ed b 7 islands and sandy 

cii*53-S beaclies, and fronts the 

^R * 

v^}^ jo » J ^ "•s4J*-= ; 5^ slumbering sea bv along 

1 ^i^'Ji'^H l^fT^i ridge of- highland from 

fe q JtTd I ^ 7^i -5^ ^1J^ which the eye ranges 

S ^<^V"i J S^l i'^l ^--^a;| southward as far as the 

| &^sP*£!^i.£ =|2J*-Sg Elizabefh Islands, and 

o ^&4s£F~ r -p^, .^"St-§~- over as pleasing a pano- 

fa ^\i w 2 «-* sJ I &r^- •= ^"^ ='^~ rama of sea and shore as 
« . J^i S ^ *-ft* , Z^| I ; ^ | a. as >.13 o a is t0 be foQnd - n New 

^L * v England.* 

«^s& §'Jo The purchasers, who 

^ ? "" "" had divided their purchase 

* The sale of tins teiTitory was authorized by a town meeting held in tlie moeMn^-house 
at Plymouth, September 4th, 1682, to obtain money for the building of a meeting-house; 
"for and in consideration of the full and just sum of two hundred and eighty pounds in 
current money ofXew England." The same territory had been granted to Plymouth by 
deeds of Indians, " natives of New England," in 1655 and 1666. During the Andros ad- 
ministration deeds of lands granted to colonists by Indians were attacked and declared, by 
the King's officers, to be worth no more than " the scratch of a bear's paw ;" the English 
law regarding the Crown as the only original source of title. But these deeds were never 

la 1672, parts of Agawame, and also " lands at Scpecan," were rented for the main- 

196 The Agawame Plantation. [April, 

into six shares, held their first meeting at Plymouth on the 17th of 
June, 1085, and appointed one of their number " to be ther Clarke." 
Then six "home lotts " of sixty acres each were laid out, "to build 
any lions or housen upon," and these were drawn by lot. They met 
again on the 2d of May, 1688, and laid out " sixe tracts of meadow," 
and agreed that proprietors should have "liberty to fence in any small 
peece or corner of upland that will be of advantage to them to short- 
en ther fence in the securing of ther meadows ;" and that " not any 
pine notts King or being upon ye undevided lands should be improv- 
ed or made use of by any man untill such time as ther was an 
Agreement or allowance by the said owners soe to doe.''* 

In 1694, soon after a provisional government had been organized 
under the new charter granted by William and Mary, the proprie- 
tors, desiring to divide more " lotts of upland for pastour and plant- 
ing land & allso of meadows for ye securing of ym from spoiling & 
allso considdering ye nessitie of laiing out convenient publike 
& private high waies therm," appointed four of their number 
to make just and equal divisions, and to lay out highways with as 
little damage as possible to any proprietor. f When they met in 
169G, to be informed of the meadows and uplands laid out to them, 
they "declared thar selves contented and satisfid with what was don 
and there set too thar handes in the smal buke where all thes devi- 
sins ware first writen." Later in this year more woodlands, mea- 
dows, and cedar swamps were " devided and layed oute," and in 
1700 a few additions were granted to some of the existing lots. 

By this time some dwelling houses had been built. J The records 
of 1G88 mention Joseph Warren's house as "now standing tharc ;"§ 

tenance of a " free school now begun and erected at Plymouth." June loth, 1674, the 
town declared that " they do desire Captain Bradford the Secretary, the Selectmen 
William Clark and Joseph Warren to do their utmost to improve the said lands for attain- 
ing of the ends propounded, namely that their children he perfected in reading when they 
arc entered the Bible, and also that they be taught to write and cipher, besides that which 
the country expects from the said school." — Plymouth Recori 's. 

* Pine knots were used by the colonists in making tar and for torchlights. 

t In the first allotments of lands, no highways were provided. In 1712 the proprietors 
made " satisfaction for ways over ye first Devision of Lotts whare they are wanting yc 
country roade excepted." — Agawame Bcoke. 

X " The houses of those times weie mostly built two stories in height and about 22 by 25 
feet; the lower story was used for the chimney and entry-way, and one great room was 
used as a room for the family to live in, and the room where they made their plows, yokes, 
&C, and where bushings were held. The fireplace was about ten feet long, five deep, and 
high enough for a man to stand erect under the groat oak mantle bar, with stools at each 
end of it for the women and children to sit and knit or read, while the man would be shav- 
ing shingles or making his farming tojls. This room was lighted by a pine knot stuck into 
a socket at the back of the fireplace. The second story is parted off by single partitions, or 
perhaps by coverlids, to con-titutc sleeping rooms for the larger children, the parents and. 
smaller children sleeping in the great room below. As necessity demanded they would en- 
large by a back lcanto, and on the marriage of the oldest son" they would build another 
room on to the body of the house, making what was called a double house in length." — 
Jacob W. Reed, in X. E. Hist, and Gen. Register for October, 18GS. 

§ Warren Point at Indian Neck in Wareham, now. the site of summer homes of Bostoni- 
ans, took its name from the builder of this house. Joseph Warren was a grandson of 
worthy Mr. Richard Warren who came in the Mayflower, and a cousin of Col. James 
Warren who was father of James Warren of Revolutionary fame. This sequestered point 
was '♦ layed oute for thurty akcrs " to Joseph Warren and another in 1596, " bounded by 
the see csteward and southward, and northward by his owue medo on the cove."— Aga- 
wame Booke. 

1887.] The Agawame Plantation. 197 

the records of 1G9C mention Samuel Bates's house. These and 
other houses were clustered near the acre afterwards described as 
the place where " some persons have been laid already at." It was 
the neighborhood of the first settlers, where they lived, died and 
were buried. 

Highways "fouer pole in breth" and ways "for the carting of corne 
and hay," which had been laid out, were not sufficient for the popu- 
lation, and more ways were soon needed. On the 6th of March, 
1701, the proprietors "met together againe to agre about the Laing 
oute sum parseles of upland and medo and allso to Lave oute sum 
hie waye to said land and medos and into the Neckes." They looked 
into the old Booke and there they found that a highway into the 
necks "must of neseseti come over the southerd end of Samuel 
Bates his home lots which was veri much damig to the said Bates by 
resen of macking a fence on both sides of said way and allso was 
taken awaye from the abovesaid Bates all that end of his inarch on 
the north sid of the crecke." Therefore all present at the meeting gave 
to him "everi on of them his scvrel rite in two or three small peses of 
medo Lieng on the south side of Agawame rever ;" an illustration of 
the equity with which the members of this agrarian community dealt 
with each other. 

In 1701 two lots of land and a meadow were "laid oute two and 
for the yuse of the ministre." A division of the large tracts of un- 
divided lands had already been discussed by the proprietors. But 
some of them had become conservative in the use of their communal 
rights, and had no desire to see new-comers enter upon the enjoy- 
ment which their associated capital and thrift had acquired. In 1708 
they agreed "to lave out all the common land below the contry rode 
and half a mile above," and they appointed agents "to Ivune and 
settel the Line betwen plimouth and agawame" ; but neither of these 
things were then accomplished. 

In 1711 a "good and sufficient pound 30 feet square" wa3 built 
"near Samuel Bates his house" by permission of the selectmen of 
Plymouth. A pound-keeper was appointed, also two haywards-to 
"bring out and impound such creatures" as were found in the com- 
mons contrary to order, for which service they were to be paid by 
the proprietors "what shall be Judged Reasonable more than what 
ye Law will give for ye poundage." The building of this pound is the 
first evidence of the existence of a village community in Agawame. 
It was needed before there was a school-house, or a meeting-house, 
or a church soeiety, or a town organization.* 

The supreme authority of the proprietors of Agawame appears in 
a law, which they now made, to protect their production of turpen- 
tine ; prohibiting "ani parsen from boxing or chiping and milking ani 

* " There is no more ancient institution in the country than the Village Poun'l : it is far 
older the King's Bench, and probably older than the Kingdom. "—Early History of 
Institutions, by Sir limn/ £>'. Maine. 

198 The Agawame Plantation* [April, 

pine tre or tres on the common on the penclty of payeng Ten Shilengs 
for everi tre," of which line the informer "shall have won haJfe for 
himselfe and the other halfe to the proprietors and this to stand tell the 
mnjer part shall so good to alter it. " They also ordered that common 
pastures on Great Neck and Indian Neck shall he "kept fenced in 
generel;" also that they shall he stinted, restricting each proprietor 
to pasture only "thurritoo nete catei and foner horses for a sixte 
parte," or "six sheepe instead of one Beast," and "no hogs to go in ;" 
and they appointed an officer to watch the pastures and report if any 
man sends in more cattle than his proportion.* In the same year 
they made laws prohibiting all cattle from Indian Neck and Great 
Neck, between May 1st and September 15th ; dividing the common 
fence there into six parts and requiring "every man to mend his Pro- 
portion of Fence yearly before the first day of May ;'' leaving the 
Crooked river pasture open for public use. They chose Samuel 
Bate, Jr. to look out that no strange cattle were sent to pasture, 
for which service "he to have his horse go into ye Necks freely so 
long as other horses go in." Farmers who were not proprietors were 
allowed pasturage on unused rights if they could bring "a note or 
token to ye sd Bate to his sattisfaxtion whose Ilite they come upon." 

The next dedication of land was made in 1 7 12. It was "one acre for 
a Burying place at ye place agreed upon & some persons have been 
laid already at." It is described as bounded " by the Way that leadeth 
into TToonkinco." Three-quarters of an acre by the country road and 
on the river, also the river's swampy banks, were reserved for a grist- 
mill, a saw-mill and the fisheries. The proprietors then ordered 
that the common lands excepting lands appropriated for ways, a 
burying place, a pound, a mill, and the ministry, be laid out as for- 
merly agreed. Their meetings were not always harmonious ; there 
was a minority whose independent spirit often delayed the action of 
the majority and sometimes caused to be entered upon the records a 
formal protest against the proceedings of the proprietors. f 

Two years later, w att the house of Thomas Wetherell of Plymouth," 
after electing their clerk and swearing him to the faithful discharge 
of his duty, they "Voteed That The Common Land belonging to sd 
Agawame be Devideed ass it wass formerly concluded to be devided 
and with all Convenient Speed." The extensive woodlands north of 
the country road, which are to this day "the forest primeval," were 
then divided into six great lots ranging along a line which ran across 
the entire territory about half a mile from the country road. The 
land between this line and the road as well as lands southward of it 

* Sir Henry S. Maine says of the ancient Teutonic farmers: — "When cattle grazed en. 
the common pasture, or when the householder foiled wood in the common forest, an elect- 
ed or hereditary officer watched to see that the common domain was equitahly enjoyed.'* 
.... " The supervision of the common officer who watched over the equitable enjoyment 
of the pastures has become the custom of stint of common." — Village Communities. 

f The record of these meetings closes with these words, written 'by the clerk:—" Oliver 

Nonds himself being present at sd meeting did not agree with ye sd Propriators in many 

things ami did also at ye same time desire it might bo Entered by ye Clarke that he did 

i protest a'genst ye most of ye votes that ware Past at sd meeting."— Agawame Baoka> 1712. 

1887.] The Agawame Plantation. 199 

were also divided, and in June, 1715, it was ordered to record this 
f 'Devition of there Common Land'' in the Booke.* 

But as commons were a. convenience they afterwards ordered Great 
Neck and Indian Neck, comprising about 1440 acres, to be fenced, — 
"to set out each man his part offence," and they appointed annually 
a committee to take care of the necks and to receive from each pro- 
prietor an account of his cattle turned in for pasture. They built 
another pound "with all convenient speed," and any cattle found in 
the commons not belonging to a proprietor, were sent as "traspassers" 
into the pound, where they became an expense to their presumptuous 
owner. The times of turning in and driving out animals entitled to the 
privileges of pasture during winter, when cattle and horses ran wild 
in the necks, were fixed, and also the rate for each share of 240 acres. 
In summer the pastures were stinted more severely, excluding for 
the time all cattle or reducing their number so that the grass might 
have a chance to grow. J This was an inconvenience to some of the 
farmers, but they had no relief. The proprietors of Agawame were 
lords of the manor, and although they owed allegiance to Plymouth 
there was no one who ventured to challenge their authority. 

Here was the image of a town system based upon the rights of 
property in land. Its superintending power was the proprietors of 
the land in regular meeting assembled, enacting such regulations as 
a major part of them saw fit, and appointing such officers as they 
deemed to be necessary for their purposes. \ In their acts they were 
preparing for the time when their agrarian commune must be expanded 

* Pine Neck, now the populous site of the Onset Bay Grove Association, having been 
" pitcht upon for satisfaction for ways," was not divided until 1721, when the greater part 
fed by lot 10 Israel Fearing. 

f May 30, 1721.—" that horses go in Great Neck and Indian Neck the sixteenth of Au- 
gust yearly and neat Cattle the twentieth of September & to be tacken out the tenth of 
May & but half so many put in in ye Spring as in the fall and the same number in the fall 
as used to he." 

— " that with respect to hoggs within the general ffence it be stinted att ten hoggs to a share." 
— "that Samuel Baites and Thomas Savory take Care that the necks be daely Drove and 
that all Cattle and hoggs be Cleared out of the necks: and that all persons that have not 
Intere^ in said necks that wood put in Cattle horses or hoggs in any persons writes must 
produce a note in hoosc write they Come to the Satisfaction of Sade Samuel Baites or Tho- 
mas Savory or Elce put in no Creturcs there." — Agaicame Booke. 

February 15, 1726.—" that neat chattic & horses should he cep out of the neck till the 
first Day of October and should be taken out of sd neck on the last Day of April."— Aga- 
tcame Booke. 

April 4, 1733. — " that great neck and Indian neck shall be Stinted and nearby is Stinted 
att 32 neat cattle and 4 horses on a sixth part or Share and that 6 sheep may be put In to 
sd necks in hie of a Neat Beast or horse and no more and that no hoggs go att learg att 
no time and the fence be whenr it was last year and also the gaites — and any Beasts that 
there is no acet of .shall he Deemd as traspassers." — Agawame Booke. 

* The only province officer in the settlement was a constable who collected the taxes for 
Plymouth. The following entry is on the Plymouth Town Records, March 13th, 1727: 
"Vonted that the highest in the Voates ia the Village of Agawame shall be constable 

The town wns so indifferent to what was going on at Agawame, that the name of the 
Plantation was mentioned in the Plymouth Records but three times up to the year 1738. 
The fir.»t mention is quoted above. The second was in 1735:— "Voted that "the Town 
Join with the owners of the D; in belonging to the Mill at Agawam in Plymouth for the 
enlarging and building sd Dam higher <Sc wider in order to make and use it as a Highway 
or Country Road & lit \\)\- Travelling Carting &c." The third mention was in 1736; when 
the town-meeting considered " something to be granted to Agawame" for a school-house, 
but postponed the matter indefinitely. 

200 The Agawame Plantation. [April, 

into a town organized under the laws of the province ; where new- 
comers as well as old-residents would have an equal right to be 
heard in the town meeting. 

Year after year the proprietors continued to meet, on the summons 
of the clerk, sometimes at the house of one of the farmers, generally 
at the inn near the bank of the river. At each annual meeting they 
elected a moderator, listened to the clerk as he read the records from 
their old Booke, adopted their customary orders, refreshed them- 
selves at the bar of the inn and went their ways. 

Meanwhile, after long delays, the town of Wareham was incor- 
porated (in 1739), its jurisdiction extending over the Plantation; 
but the surviving proprietors continued their organization, and their 
sons kept it in force for more than fifty years longer. As years 
passed by, and estates were divided, their transactions gradually 
decreased in importance, and their business was finally reduced to re- 
survevs of boundary lines — in dispute because the old land marks 
(a "whit ock tree," or a '"stake with a heepe of stones laide to it") 
had disappeared, to the renting of an idand for cultivation, and to 
the care of the alewives which, with each return of spring, entered 
the streams that ran through their territory. The old Booke relates 
some of their proceedings during this time, — as, for example, that 
in 1763 they gave to Rowland Swift and Noah Fearing "liberty to 
set a saw-mill on ye river where they shall best not damage the 
grist-mill ; " that in the same year they undertook to establish a free 
school M for the inhabitance " by appropriating for that purpose two 
notes which had been given for two catches of alewives in the Aga- 
wame river — the value of which was a few Spanish dollars ; that in 
1773 they undertook to increase the alewife fishery by making, as 
they described it, "a river up Bed Brook thence by digging a ditch 
into Bartletts Marsh Pond and so on into White Island Pond." 
This 'lopeful speculation turned out as profitless as the South Sea 
bubble; but when its thirty promoters met, in March, 1774, they 
were in such jovial spirits in anticipation of the success of their won- 
derful enterprise, that their meeting, held at the village inn, was 
called in their records the merry meeting, and when their overflowing 
bumpers had been emptied they voted to name their new river "the 
Merry Meeting Herring River and to carry Herring into sd River to 

Often at their annual meetings they r ' Voted to Vandue Wickets 
Island for planting" — an island that is now a pleasure resort, — and 
as late as 1701, touched with sympathy for the miserable relics of 
the original owners of their ancestors' lands, they ordered their 
treasurer " to pay out the money to the poor Ingings that he received 
for the use of the island." 

And so a run of fish and this little island continued to be their 
business until, at list, they met no more. All their interests had 
been absorbed by the larger interests of the town. But their ancient 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 201 

and well-thumbed Booke of Records — from which we have quoted 
their own words exactly as they wrote them — still remains as the 
foundation of the titles by which every estate in that large territory 
is now held ; preserving to this day the quaint names of the first 
landmarks, of the necks or promontories jutting into Manomet Bay, 
as the surrounding waters were once called, of the islands, the coves, 
the creeks, the springs, and the many nooks of meadow which 
stretch into the pine woods from the salt marshes by the shore. 


Communicated by the Rev. George M. Bodge, A.TVL, of East Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from page SO.] 


The "Falls Fight." 
npHE disposal of Capt. Turner's forces, from April 7th up to the 
JL 25th, is indicated in the above letter. In the closing clause it 
wiU be noticed that he speaks of the news which a young man brings 
in just before he sends the letter away. This was probably John 
Gilbert, who with Edward Stebbins had been taken captive at Spring- 
field about a month before and carried up the river by the Indians, 
where Mrs. Rowlandson, in her narrative, speaks of meeting him. 
Capt. Turner makes note of his information to the effect that the 
Indians are gathering in great numbers about these towns. Mr. 
Hubbard, on the other hand, speaks of two Ki English lads " who 
give information of the unguarded state of the Indians, referring 
doubtless to Gilbert and Stebbins above mentioned, but confusing 
with theirs the testimony of another captive nrmed Thomas Reed, 
who escaped and came in some weeks later. Some idea of the state 
of feeling among the English inhabitants and soldiers may be gained 
from this letter of some of the chief actors at the front. 

Letter of Rev. John Russell, Capt. Turner and others to the Gen- 
eral Court : 

Hadly Ap r 29, 167G 
Right Worp'f n 

This morning we received from Hartford these inclosed w ch we were 
desired to post away ; and have accordingly effected with all speed. Its 
matter of thankfulnesse and inconrageaient to hoar that the Lord is in any 
place going forth w th o r armies ; and delivering o r enemies into o r hands. 
We hope if o r sins hinder not it is a pledge of future & greater me rcy . 
It is strange to see how much spirit (more than formerly) appears in our 
men to be out against the enemy. A great part of the inhabitants here 
would our committees of militia but permitt ; would be going forth: They 
are dayly moving for it and would fain have liberty to be going forth this 
vol, xli. 18 

202 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [April, 

night. The enemy is now come so near us, that we count we might go 
forth in the evening, and come upon them in the darkness of the same 
night. We understand from Hartford some inclination to allow some vol- 
unteers to come from them up hither, should that he I doubt not but many 
of o r3 would joyne w th them. It is the generall voyce of the people here y' 
now is the time to distresse the euemy; and that could we drive them from 
their fishing and keep out though but lesser parties against them famine 
would subdue them. All intelligence give us cause to hope that the Mo- 
hawks do still retain their old friendship for us and enmity against our ene- 
mies. Some proofe of it they have of late in those they slew higher up 
this River. Two of whom as the Indian messengers relate were of o r 
known Indians ; and one a Quabaog Indian. And further proof its thought 
they would soon give ; were the obstructions (y* some English have or 
may putt in their way) removed and the remembrance of the ancient am- 
ity and good terms between them and these colonies renewed by some let- 
ters & if it micdit be by some English messengers. We would not tho. out 
so good an end as love and zeale for the weale publique, that we should be 
transported beyond o r Hue. We crave pardon for o r reaching so farr, and 
with many prayers do desire to beseech the father of mercies and God of 
all counsell to direct you in the right way ; & so praying we remaiue 
S r Your Worships most Humble & devoted Serv' t9 

John Russell John Lyman 

Will: Turner Isack Grates 

David Wilton John King 
Samuel Smith Daniel Warner 

The original, contemporary historians are now so rarely read, 
that I. think it worth while to insert here extracts from two, who 
wrote within a year of the events they relate. The first was Rev. 
William Hubbard of Ipswich, the most reliable of all the writers on 
the subject, who wrote as follows : 

" But the great Company of the Enemy that staid on that Side of the 
Country, and about Watchuset Hills, when the Rest went towards Plimouth, 
though they had been disappointed in their Planting by the Death of Ca- 
nonchet, were loth to lose the Advantage of the Fishing-season then coming 
in ; wherefore having seated themselves near the upper Falls of Connecti- 
cut River, not far from Deerfield, and perceiving that the English Forces 
were now drawn off from the lower Towns of Ifadlcy and Northampton. 
now and then took Advantages to plunder them of their Cattel, and not 
fearing any Assault from our Soldiers, grew a little secure, while they 
were upon their fishing Design, insomuch that a couple of English Lads 
lately taken captive by the Enemy, and making their Escape, acquainted 
their Friends at Home how secure they lay in those Places, which so ani- 
mated the inhabitants of Hadley, Hatfield and Northampton that they being 
willing to be revenged for the Loss of their Cattel besides other preceeding 
Mischiefs took up a Resolution with what Strength they could raise among 
themselves (partly out of garison Soldiers and partly of the Inhabitants) 
to make an Assault upon them, which if it had been done with a little more 
Deliberation, and waiting for the coming of Supplies from Hartford, might 
have proved a fatal Business to all the said Indians; yet was the victory 
obtained more considerable than at first was apprehended. For not hav- 
. ing much above an hundred and fifty lighting Men in their Company, they 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 203 

inarched silently in the dead of the Night, May 18, and came upon the said 
Indians a little before Break of Day whom they found almost in a dead 
Sleep, without any Scouts abroad, or watching about the Wigwams at 
Home ; for in the Evening they had made themselves merry with new 
Milk and roast Beef having lately driven away many of their milch Cows, 
as an English Woman confessed that was made to milk them." 

"When they came within the Indians Rendezvouze they allighted off 
their Horses and tyed them to some young Trees at a quarter of a Miles 
Distance, so marching up they fired amain into their very Wigwams, kill- 
ing many upon the Place, and frighting others with the sudden Alarm of 
their Guns, and made them run into the River, where the Swiftness of the 
Stream carrying them down a steep Fall, they perished in the Waters, 
some getting into Canoes (small Boats made of the Bark of birchen Trees) 
which proved to them a Charons Boat, being sunk, or overset, by the 
Shooting of our Men, delivered them into the like Danger of the Waters, 
giving them thereby a Passport into the other World ; others of them 
creeping for Shelter under the Banks of the great River were espyed by 
our Men and killed by their Swords; Capt. Ilolioke killing five, young and 
old with his own Hands from under a Bank, When the Indians were first 
awakened by the thunder of their Guns they cried out Mohawks, Mohawks, 
as if their own native enemies had been upon them ; but the dawning of the 
Light, soon notified their error, though it could not prevent the Danger." 

The other extract is from one of the letters written from Boston, 
July 22d, 1676, and published in London the following October. 
The writer signs himself ' x N. S.," but has never been identified. 

" About a Fortnight afterwards, the forementioned Capt. Turner, by 
Trade a Taylor, but one that for his Valour has left behinde him an Hon- 
ourable Memory, hearing of the Indians being about Twenty Miles above 
them at Connecticut River drew out a Party at Hadley and Northampton, 
where there was a Garrison, and marching all Night, came upon them be- 
fore Day-break, they having no Centiuels or Scouts abroad, as thinking 
themselves secure, by Reason of their remote Distance from any of our Plan- 
tations ; Ours taking this Advantage of their Ne^Iiirence, fell in amongst 
them, a.jd killed several Hundreds of them upon the Place ; they being 
out of any Posture or Order to make any formidable Resistance, though 
they were six Times superior in Number : But that which was almost as 
much, nay in some respects more considerable than their Lives, We there 
destroied all their Ammunition and Provision, which we think they can 
hardly be so soon and easily recruited as possibly they may be with Men. 
We likewise here demolisht Two Forges they had to mend their Arms ; 
took away all their Materialls and Tools, and drove many of them into the 
River, where they were drowned, and threw two great Piggs of Lead of 
theirs (intended for making of Bullets) into the said River. But this great 
Success was not altogether without Alloy, as if Providence had designed 
to Checquer our Joys and Sorrows ; and lest we should Sacrifice to our own 
Nets, and say, Our own Armes or Prowesse hath done this, to permit the 
Enemy presantly after to take an advantage against us ; For as our Men 
were returning to Hadley, in a dangerous Passe, which they were not suf- 
ficiently aware of, the skulking Indians (out of the Woods) killed at one 
Volley the said Captain and Eight and Thirty of his Men ; but immedi- 
ately after they had discharged, they fled." 

204 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [April, 

These extracts of course give only a partial and general view of 
the march and the fight, and for more than a century no one ap- 
peared to investigate for the purpose of giving a more particular 
account. Gen. Epaphras Hoyt, of Deerfield, in 1824, published a 
history of the Indian Wars, in which he gives a very full and clear 
account of this affair, though without entering into statistics, or as- 
signing authority for the many new particulars related by him. He 
was familiar, however, with all the country round about, and also 
with the traditions handed down by the descendants of those who 
were participants in the Indian wars and in this Falls Fight. Other 
later historical writers have enlarged upon his account and added 
the results of careful investigations through official records and an- 
cient documents, till, with the patient labors of Rev. Sylvester Judd, 
and very lately the extensive researches of Hon. George Sheldon, 
of Deerfield, it seems as though the history of this part of New Eng- 
land must be wellnigh complete. From all the above sources, sup- 
plemented by many new hints and evidences afforded by documents 
preserved in the State Archives and elsewhere, I think the follow- 
ing is a fairly accurate account of the campaign of Capt. Turner 
iin May, 167(5, closing with the Falls Fight on the 18th. 

After the withdrawal of the army under Major Savage, the In- 
dians seem to have relaxed much of their vigilance, watching 
mainly for opportunities for plunder wherever the English became 
careless and exposed themselves or cattle to the chance of capture. 
In the mean time the situation of the Indians was becoming despe- 
rate. The Narragansetts with their allies and many of the Warn- 
panoags had been forced in an almost destitute condition upon the 
Nipmuck and Pocomtuck tribes for support. These unwonted 
numbers soon exhausted the never abundant resources of the local 
tribes, and when Philip's promises of a speedy victory over all the 
river towns with plunder of their goods were i ot realized, when the 
great chieftain Canonchet was taken and slain, and having met the 
repulses at Northampton and Hatfield, they w r ere reduced almost to 
starvation, these river and northern Indians began to realize the 
folly of their too ready alliance with Philip, and put themselves into 
communication with the authorities at Connecticut, either with a 
view to real peace, or for the purpose o^ gaining time by a pretence 
of peaceful negotiations ; at any rate the English entered into the 
negotiations with great zeal, and sought to turn the home tribes 
against Philip and the Narragansetts. A price was set upon Phi- 
lip's head, whereupon that chieftain betook himself with his faithful 
followers to safer solitudes up the river ; and now pending these ne- 
gotiation?, the Indians gathered to the fishing places upon the river 
in large numbers, hoping here to supply their wants and secure a 
stock of provisions till they could accomplish the destruction of the 
towns and secure the corn and cattle of the English. Knowing that, 
the garrisons were small, and feeling secure from attack both by 

206 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [April, 

bly beg your prayers, advice and help if it may be. And therewith com- 
mitting you to the guidance and blessing of the most High, Remain Yonr 
Worship's in all humble service, John Russell." 

Although this man speaks of their number as he judgeth yet they may 
be many more, for we perceive their number varies, and they are going and 
coming, so that there is no trust to his guess. William Turner, 

John Lyman, 
Isaac Graves. 

Preparations had been completed for several days, and the men, 
feathered from the inhabitants and soldiers of the several towms and 
garrisons, were appointed to meet at Hatfield at the summons of the 
commander. Day after day passed, while they waited impatiently 
the company which Connecticut authorities had ordered to march to 
their assistance. These, delayed in turn by the failure of the Sa- 
chems to appear at a promised meeting, and fearing to make any 
hostile movement while English captives were held by the Indians, 
did not move, and so on May 18th Capt. Turner gathered all his 
available force at Hatfield, numbering upwards of one hundred and 
fifty rank and file. Of the garrison soldiers I think only volunteers 
were taken in this expedition, as it would not be safe to weaken the 
garrison by withdrawing a large number of the men away from the de- 
fence of the towns, which was their proper service. A comparison 
of the lists below will show that a very small number of eastern sol- 
diers are among the claimants, though the list of killed has many 
names not represented there. A very large part of Capt. Turner's 
original company had marched home to Boston on April 7th, leav- 
ing him with a company of single men, boys and servants, selected 
from Major Savage's forces, for garrison duty. Of this expedition 
the officers were William Turner, Captain ; Samuel Holyoke, Lieut. : 
Isaiah Tay (or Toy) and John Lyman, Ensigns ; Rev. Hope Ather- 
ton, Chaplain ; John Dickinson and Joseph Kellogg, Sergeants ; 
Experience Hinsdell and Benjamin Wait were guides. 

This company of volunteers, thus officered, and more than one 
half inhabitants of the several river towns, mounted upon their own 
horses, and armed as each might be able, or from the garrisons, 
took up the line of march in the evening of May 18th, from Hat- 
field towards the Falls, twenty miles away, through the woods. 
Taking their way northward through Hatfield meadows and on by 
the road wmere both Lathrop and Beers had met disaster and death, 
past the ruins of Deer field, they crossed the river at the northerly 
part of the meadow (a late high authority says ff at the mouth of 
Sheldon's brook"), and thus eluded the Indian outpost stationed 
at a place "now called Cheapside," to guard the usual place of 
crossing. These Indians, it is said, overheard the crossing of the 
troops and turned out with torches, and examined the usual ford, 
but finding no traces there and hearing no further disturbance, cen- 
u ded that the noise was made by moose, crossing, and so went back 

1887,] Soldiers in King Philip's Wcu\ 207 

to their sleep. A heavy thunder shower during the night greatly 
aided the secresy of the march, while it drove the Indians to their 
wigwams and prevented any suspicion of an attack. This clanger 
safely passed, the troops rode forward through Greenfield meadow, 
and, crossing Green river "at the mouth of Ash-swamp brook to 
the eastward, skirting the great swamp*' (says Mr. Sheldon), they 
at length, about daybreak, reached the high land just south of Mount 
Adams, where the men dismounted, and leaving the horses under a 
small guard, pushed on through Fall river and up a steep hill, and 
halted and silently awaited daylight upon the slope above the sleep- 
ing Indian camp. Here all was wrapped in profound sleep. It is 
said a ^reat feast had been celebrated the night before bv the In- 
dians, at which they had gorged themselves with fresh salmon from 
the river, and beef and new milk from the Hatfield cattle. Not a 
guard had been set, and no precaution had been made, so secure 
were they and unsuspicious of an English raid. And now 
with advancing daylight the sturdy settlers gather silently down 
and about their unconscious foes, to whom the first warning of dan- 
ger was the crashing of a hundred muskets, dealing death in at their 
Wigwam doors. Many were killed at the first fire, and scarcely a 
show of resistance was made. The savages who escaped the first 
fire were terrified at the thought that their old enemy was upon 
them, and fled towards the river yelling "' Mohawd^s ! Mohawks ! " 
and wildly threw themselves into the canoes along the banks, but 
many of these, overcrowding the canoes, were thrown into the river 
and carried over the falls to certain death ; others were shot in at- 
tempting to reach the other side ; others were chased to the shelving 
rocks along the banks and there shot down. It is said that Capt. 
Holyoke there despatched five with his own hand. Very few of the 
Indians escaped, and their loss was computed by contemporary 
writers at three hundred. One only of the English was killed, and 
he by mistake, by one of his comrades, and another was wounded in 
this attack. The soldiers burned all the wigwams and their con- 
tents, captured the tools of the Indian blacksmiths who had set up 
two forges for mending arms, and threw " two great Piggs of lead 
(intended for making bullets) into the river." But while this was 
being accomplished, the several larger bodies of Indians upon the 
river above and below, rallied, and from various quarters gathered 
in and about the English. A small party as decoys showed them- 
selves crossing the river above, and succeeded in drawing a por- 
tion of our force away from the main body only to meet a large 
force and to regain the command with difficulty. Cant. Turner, 
enfeebled as he was by his disease, collected and drew off his troops 
towards the horses, where the guards were about this time attacked 
by the enemy, who hastily withdrew at the coming of the main body. 
Mounting their horses, the English began the march for Hatfield. 
The Indians in increasing numbers gathered upon flank and rear. 

208 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [April, 

Capt. Turner led the van, though so weak from long sickness as 
scarcely able to manage his horse. The intrepid Capt. Holyoke 
commanded the rear guard, but in effect conducted the retreat. The 
Indians advanced upon the left and rear, and several sharp skir- 
mishes ensued while they tried to separate the rear guard from the j- 
main. Once Capt. Holyoke's horse was shot down, and he narrowly 
escaped capture by the Indians, who rushed forward to seize him, by 
shooting down the foremost with his pistols, till his men came to his 
aid. On the left of the line of march, nearly all the way to Green 
river, was a swamp in which the Indians found safe cover. xV ru- 
mor was started (by an escaped captive, it is said) that Philip with 
a thousand warriors was at hand, and a panic ensued. The guides 
differed as to the course, and some following one and some another, 
disorder prevailed, and the command was broken up. Two parties 
leaving the main body were cut off and lost. Capt. Turner pushed 
forward with the advance as far as Green river, and was shot by the 
Indians while crossing the stream, near the mouth of the brook upon 
which afterwards stood " Nash's " Mill. His body was found near 
the place by a scouting party a short time afterwards.* 

The whole command now devolved upon Capt. Holyoke, who led 
his shattered force, fighting every rod of the way to the south side 
of Deerfield meadow to the place now known as the "Bars" (accord- 
ing to Gen. Iloyt's account). That the retreat did not end in a gen- 
eral massacre is doubtless due to the skill and bravery of Capt. 
Holyoke in keeping the main body together, and in protecting flank 
and rear while pushing forward to avoid the chance of ambuscades. 
As it was, they found, on arriving at Hatfield, that some forty-five 
or more of their men were missing. Rev. Mr. Russell's letter of 
May 2 2d gives some account of the losses, and says that six of the 
missing have come in, reducing the number of the lost to thirty- 
eight or thirty-nine. Of the Indian losses he gives the report of 
Sergt. Bard well that he counted upwards of one hundred in and 
about the wigwams and along the river banks, and the testimony of 
William Drew and, others that they counted some "six-score and 
ten." " Hence we cannot but judge that there were above 200 of 
them slain." 

Of the slain of our soldiers the following list is taken from the 
best available authorities : 

Capt. William Turner, Boston. Experience Hinsdell, Hatfield. 

Serg 1 John Dickinson, Hatfield. John Church, Hadley. 

William Allis, " Samuel Crow, u 

John Colfax, " Thomas Elgar, " 

Samuel Gillet, " Isaac Harrison, u 

• Certain Indians who were captured afterwards and carried to Newport and tried for 
their crimes against the English, testified in regard to the Falls Fight. One Necopeak 
testified that he saw Capt. Turner after he was shot, while yet alive; that he was wounded 
in the thigh, and that he told him that he was Capt. Turner. John Chase, of Newbury, in 
1735, testified that he was in this expedition and helped to bury the body of Capt. Turner. 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 209 

John Taylor. Haclley. George Buckley.* 

Edward Hodgman, Springfield. Jacob Burton. 

George Hewes, " John Foster. 

Joseph Pike. " (?) Joseph Fowler. 

James Ben net, Northampton. Peter Gerin. 

John Miller, " John Langbury. 

John Walker, " Thomas Lyon. 

Jabez Duncan, Worcester. Samuel Rainsford. 

John Ashdowne, Weymouth. Thomas Roberts. 

Nathaniel Sutliff, Deerfield. George Ruggles. 

John Hadlock, Roxbury. John Symms. 

Samuel Veze, Braintree. John Watson. 

Josiah Mann, Boston. William Howard, 
John Whitteridge, Salem. 

The two servants mentioned in tlie following petition were doubt- 
less apprentices whose service was needed by widow Turner about 
the Captain's business, now left to her management. Buekman (or 
Bucknam) may have been of Charlestown, son of William, Elis 
name appears in a later ledger of John Hull, and John Sawdy was 
probably son of John of Boston. 

To the Honourable Gouvener And Councill Now Assembled In Boston. 
The Humble petition of Mary Turner 

Humbly showeth that whereas your poor petitioner hath lost her hus- 
band in the Services of the Country Ingaging Against the Barbarious & 
Cruell Heathen the Enemy thereof And having now still two servants 
named John Sawdy And Samuell Buekman who went out with him in the 
Country's service att hadley my widowhood estate & Condition for want 
of Convenient supply of maintenances makes me Bold to supiicate your 
honours for An order for theire Releas & discharge from the place to which 
att present they do belong & that your honours will so far Consider my 
Condition as to order me pay for whatt Is In your honours Judgment my 
Just: & Consider me lu Respect of the Loss of my Husband as your hon- 
ours shall see mette which shall further Ingage your poor petitioner to pray 
for your hon ors Sc this Countries peace & prosperity. 

(Endorsed) — 4t Mrs. Turners petition, 26 June 1676." 
Mass. Archives, Vol. GO, p. 21. 

Soldiers credited under Capt. William Turner : 

April 24 th 1676. Elias Stiff 02 04 06 

John Cunneball 01 01 00 Henry Beresford 02 1.0 06 

June 24 th 1676. Jonathan Orris 02 04 06 

John Coniball 02 04 06 Edward Creek) 

John Broughton ' 02 10 06 Henry Finch }■ 10 02 00 

Samuel Judkins 02 04 06 John Avis ) 

Isaiah Toy 02 04 06 Henry Kerby 02 04 06 

William Parsons ) n - n 0A Thomas Ellott 02 12 00 

Joseph Gallop f U0 U UU Henry Wright 00 06 00 

William Jameson 02 10 06 Bartholomew Whitwell 02 04 06 

James Knott 02 12 00 Thomas Skinner 03 04 00 

s * Those whose residences are not found probably lived in some of the towns near Boston. 



Soldiers, in King Philip's War. 


Matthias Smith 
William Clough 
Edward Wright 
Joseph Lamson 
Joseph Bicknell 
William Turner 
Joseph Priest 
Henry Dason 
Thomas Barnard 
Philip Squire 
Ephraim Roper 
Joseph Bateman 
Edward Drinker 
Samuel Holmes 
Samuel Davis 
Richard Cheever 
Robert Seares 
William Turner, Capt. 
Ezekiel Oilman 
Hoo Steward 
Robert Bryan 

02 02 10 Richard Knight 02 04 0G 

02 08 10 Percivall Clark 02 04 00 

02 14 00 Mark Wood 02 04 06 
01 16 00 July 24 1676. 

01 16 00 Thomas Brissenden 04 16 00 

03 18 00 John Newman 05 03 09 

02 04 06 John Simple 02 04 06 
02 04 06 August 24 th 1676. 

•02 V2 00 William Turner, Capt. 06 06 06 

01 08 00 Samuel Gallop 02 03 08 

04 10 10 Philip Jessop 03 13 08 
01 16 10 William Turner 05 08 06 

05 11 06 John Sherly 05 14 00 

00 08 06 Edward Samson 01 17 08 

01 17 08 Josiah Mann 03 13 08 
John Smith 00 10 02 

Sept. 23 d 1676. 

Thomas Bond 00 06 00 

Thomas Lyon 10 04 00 

Roger Jones 08 08 00 

03 12 10 
03 06 00 
07 00 00 
03 08 00 
02 04 06 
02 04 06 

The credits above mostly represent those soldiers who served under 
Capt. Turner from February 20th until April 7th, arid the sum 
£02 04s. Ob'd. covers the time until their arrival home, about seyen 
weeks and five days from their marching away. After April 7th, 
those of his soldiers who remained in the West received credit at the 
several garrisons at which they were located, and their names will 
appear in that connection ; and this is the reason that so few who 
were in the " Falls Fight " are credited as serving under Capt. 
Turner. After his death the officers of the garrison signed their 

The following list is the most important of all these that are pre- 
served pertaining to the soldiers of Capt. Turner, as it contains the 
names of all the soldiers of whom the committee could find any 
trace. The grant was made of a township of land, as near as 
might be to the scene of the " Falls Fight," to all officers and sol- 
diers who were engaged therein. This alphabetical list was evi- 
dently kept in the hands of the committee, and new names are add- 
ed in different hands through several years. A few fragmentary 
papers are preserved in the archives in connection with this list, that 
show the methods of proving and identifying claims. A certificate 
from John Bradshavv, still alive in February, 1735, declares that 
himself, Mr. Isaiah Tay, late of Boston, deceased, who was a lieu- 
tenant under Capt. Turner, and Nathaniel Pierce, of Woburn, were 
in the fight. John Dunkin, of Worcester, certiries, April 1st, 
1735, that his uncle Jabez Dunkin was killed in the fight, and ap- 
plies as his proper heir. John Chase, of Newbury, certifies that 
he was in the expedition with Capt. Turner, and helped to bury him, 

Soldiers in King Philip's War. 211 

and that Samuel Coleby, late of Almsbury, deceased, was with him. 
Some other papers of like tenor are preserved, and several frag- 
ments of evidenee from town and church records, showing that the 
committee demanded proofs before granting the claims. The resi- 
dences of the soldiers were given according to the best knowledge 
of the committee, very often at loss for any information after the 
lapse of sixty years. Many of the soldiers, after the war, had re- 
moved to interior towns, and their descendants to different states, 
and sometimes the present residence of the claimant would be given 
as the supposed home of the soldier ancestor. Yery many of the 
soldiers from the East were single men, boys and apprentices, and 
when these were killed their names were soon lust, unless some 
record was made. At Northampton a record of the death of thir- 
teen of the soldiers, who had been in garrison there, together with 
that of Capt. Turner, is found upon the town books under date of 
May 19, 1676, with the comment, "all slain by Indians." The 
committee finding this record, and not knowing otherwise, assigned 
Northampton, or "North," as their residence. It will be seen that 
one hundred and thirty-five names appear, while up to 1741 only 
ninety-nine claimants had been admitted. This may be explained 
by the fact that so many of those engaged in the affair were strang- 
ers in tiie colony, or mere boys, who left no legal claimants in this 
country. In other cases it would be difficult to prove relationship 
such as would entitle to a claim, especially when the soldier ances- 
tor had removed to a distant part of the country. 

A List of y e Soldiers y x were in y e Fall Fight under Capt. W m Turner, 
approved off by y e Committee of y e Gen. Court, (Dated June, 1736.) 

Allexander. Nath 11 , N. Hamp*. Chapin, Japhett, Springfield. 

Alvard, Thorn 9 , Hadfield. Crow, Sam 11 , Iladley. 

Atherton, Hope, Hatfield. Crowfott, Joseph, Springfield. 

Ashdo 1 n, John. Clark, William, Northampton. 

Arms, William, Iladley. Church, John, Iladley. 

Baker, Timothy, North Hampt. Coleman, Noah, Iladley. 

Bedortha, Sam 11 , Springfield. Chamberlain. Benja., Hadley. 

Benuett, James, South Hampt. Chamberlain, Joseph. 

Barber, John, Springfield. Colfax, John, Hatfield. 

Burnap, John. Cunnaball, John, Boston. 

Bradshaw, John. Medford. Chase, John, Almsbury. 

Burnitr, John. Windham. Coleby, John, Almsbury. 

Bushrod, Peter, Northampton. Dickenson, John, Iladley. 

Boultwood, Sam 11 , Hadley. Drew, W m , Hadley. 

Bard well, Rob', Hatfield. Dickenson, Nehemiah, Iladley. 

Ball, Sam 11 , Springfield. Dunkin, Jabez, Worcester. 

Burton. Jacob, North. Edwards, Benf, North. 
Beers, Richard, of Watertown, eld- Elgar, Thomas. Hadley. 

est son of Elnathan Beers. Fuller, Joseph, Newtown. 

Belding, Sam' 1 . Feild, Samuel, Hatfield. 

Ciap, Preserved, Northampton. Forster, John, North. 


Soldiers h\ King Philip's M 



Fowler, Joseph, North. 

Flanders, John. 

Foot, Nath 11 , Hatfield. 

Gleason, Isaac, Spring. 

Grover, Simon, Los ton, 

Gerrin,* Peter, North. 

Griffin, Joseph, Roxbury. 

Hitchcock, John, Springfield. 

Hitchcock, Lnke, Springfield. 

Hadlock, John. 

Hoit, David, Hadley. 

Hawks, John, Hadley. 

Hawks, Eleaz r , Hadley. 

Howard, William, North. 

Harrison, Isaac, Hadley. 

Hughs, George^ Spring. 

Hinsdell, Experience, Hadley. 

Hodgman, Edward, Spring. 

Hunt, Sam 11 , Billerica. 

Harwood, James. 
Ingram, John, Hadley. 
Jones, Sam 1 . 
Jones, Ro.bertt. 
Jilett, Sam 11 , Hatfield. 
James, Abell, North. 
King, John, North. 
Keett, Franc, Northarnton. 
Kellogg, Joseph, Hadley. 
Lee, John, Westfield. 
Lyman, John, North. 
Leeds, Joseph, Dorchester. 
Lenoard, Josiah, Spring. 
Langbury, John, North. 
Lyon, Thomas, North. 
Miller, John, North. 
Merry. Cornelius, North. 
Morgan, Isaac, Springfield. 
Morgan. Jonathan, Spring. 
Miller, Thomas, Spring. 
Mun, James, Alive: Colchester. 
Mun, John, Deerfield. 
Monteague, Peter, Hadley. 
Mattoon, Phillip, Hadley." 
Man, Josiah. 
Nims, Godfrey, North. 
Newbury, Tryall, Boston. 
Old, Robert, Spring. 

* In the Northampton records P^rer 

different places, Peter Jennings and Pet 

f Tiiia name is in the margin, and m 

Pumroy. Medad, North. 
Price, Robert, North. 
Pike, Joseph, Spring. 
Pumroy, Caleb, North. 
Preston, John, Hadley. 
Pratt, John, Maiden. 
Presscy, John, Almsbnry. 
Pearse, Nath 1 , Woburn. 
Rogers, Henery, Spring. 
Roberts, Thomas, North. 
Ransfbrd, Sam 11 , North. 
Ruo-orles, George, North. 
Read, Thomas, Westford. 
Roper, E'phr*. 
Siky, Nath 11 . 

Suttleife, Nath 11 , Hadley. 
Stebins, Sam 11 , Springfield. 
Stebins, Benoni, North. 
Stebins, Thomas, Springfield. 
Smeade, W m , Northampton. 
Smith, John, Hadley. 
Stephenson, James. Springf. 
Seldin, Joseph, Hadley. 
Scott, W m , Hatfield. 
Salter, John, Charlestown. 
Simonds, John. 
(Smith, Rich d .)f 
Turner, Capt. W m , now Swan'y* 
Tay, Isaiah, L 1 ., Boston. 
Thomas. Benj a , Spring. 
Taylor, John. 

Taylor, Jonathan, Spring d . 
Tyley, Sam 11 . 
Veazy, Sam 11 , Bran trey. 
Wright. Janes, North. 
Webb, John, North. 
Webb, Richard, North. 
Waite, Benjamin, Hatfield. 
Witteridge, John, North. 
Walker, John, North. 
Webber, Eleaz r . 
Wattson, John. 
Wells, Thomas, Hadley. 
White, Henry, Hadley. 
Warriner, Joseph, Had lev. 
Wells, Jonathan, Hadley." 
Worth! ngtou, W m . 

Jerrin. In Hull's accounts two persons appear in 
or Gennin<rs. This may he one of f.he two. 
is added after the list was made out. 

1837.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. . 213 

Endorsement of the committee : 

By y e best Acco tt we can come at y c foregoing is a true list of y c Sol- 
diers y f were in y e falls fight w th y e Indians under Capt. Turner & for ought- 
appears to us at present y" Descendants according to y e acts of y e General 
Court are to be admitted to share in y e Grant of y e township above Deer- 
field granted them. 

The following list of claimants was admitted June 23d, 1736, 
and the name of John Scott, of Elbows, was added, doubtless be- 
fore the report was accepted, and the figures also were changed. 
Tho s Wells, of Deerfield, was then appointed agent for the propri- 
etors. Lots w^ere drawn to the claimants according to the above 
list, and the settlement progressed, A previous grant to Mr. Fair- 
weather of five hundred acres, together with much mountainous and 
waste land, reduced the original grant of six miles square to a tract 
of far less value, so that in 1741, when new claimants began to ap- 
pear, the proprietors petitioned for and obtained another tract lying 
contiguous, a " gore " not yet covered by any previous grant. Two 
new claimants, Samuel Coleby, eldest son of Samuel Coleby, of 
Almsbury, and Tryall Newbury, of Maiden, were admitted to first 
choice of lots on the new tract, by act of the Court August 1, 1741. 
Perhaps later claimants were admitted. The grant embraced the 
present town of Bernardston (at first called " Falltown "), Col- 
raine, Leyden, &c. 

A list of Soldiers and Descndts of such as are Deceased that were in the 
fight called the falls fight above Dearfield who are intituled, to the town- 
ship grauted by the Generall Court, as follows : 

Joseph Atherton, Deerfield, only son of Hope Atherton. 

Nath 1 Aliexander, Northampton, Nath Alexander. 

Thomas Alward, Middleton, eldest son of Thorn: Alvard,. 

John Arms, Dearfield, son William Arms. 

John Baker, Northampton, son of Timothy Baker. 

Samue* Bedortha, Springfield, son of Sam: Bedortha. 

John Field, Dearfield, Dsc'nd' James Bennett. 

John Barbur, Springfield, son John Barbur. 

John Braclshaw, Medford, John Bradshaw. 

Isaac Burnap, Windham, son John Burnap. 

Sam 1 Clesson, Northampton, Desc 1 Peter Bushrod. 

Sam 1 Boltwood, Hadley, son Sam: Boltwood. 

Sam 1 Bard well, Dearf 1 , son Rob 1 Bard well. 

John Hitchcock, Springfield, Descend. Samll: Ball. 

Stephen Beldin, No th ampton, son Stephen Beldin. 

Richard Beers, Watertown, son Elnathan Beers. 

Samuell Beldin, Hatf d , Sam 11 Beldin. 

Preserved Clap, N th ampton, son Preserved Clap. 

Thomas Chapin, Springfield, son Japheth Chapin. 

Samuel I Crow, Hadley, son Samuel! Crow. 

Joseph Crowfoot, Wethersfield, Descend 1 Joseph Crowfoot. 

William Clark, Lebanon, son William Clark. 

Noah Cook, Hadley, Descend 1 Noah Coleman. 

VOL. XLI. 19 

214 Soldiers in King Philip s War, [April, 

Benf Chamberlain, Colchester, Ren? Chamberlain. 

Nath 11 Chamberlain^Descend' Joseph Chamberlain. | 

Sam li 'CunnibaIl, Boston, son John Cunniball. ! 

John Chase, Newbury, John Chase. 

William Bickeson, Hadley, son Nehemiah Dickesoo. ] 

Samuel! Jellet, Hatfield, Deseen* John Dickeson. 

Benp Edwards, N. Hampton, son Benj a Edwards. 

Joseph Fuller. Newtown, Joseph Fuller. 

Sam 11 Feiid, Dearfeild, son Sam 11 Feild. j 

Nath 11 Foot, Colchester, son Nath: Foot. 

John Flanders, Kingston, sou John Flanders. j 

Isaac Gleeson. endiield, son Isaac Gleason. 

Richard Church. Hadley, Desc* Isaac Harrison. 

Simon Grover. Maiden, son of Simon Grover. 

Samuell Grluen, Roxbury, son Joseph Griffen. 

John Hitchcock, Spring! 1 , son John Hitchcock, 

Luke Hitchcock. Springe' 1 , son Luke Hitchcock. 

Jonathan. Kelt, Doarf d ? lon David Holt. j 

Jonathan Scott, Waterbury, Descend*, John Hawks, j 

Eleaser Hawks, Dearf 1 , son Eleaser Hawks. 

James Harwood, Concord, son James Harwood. 

John Doad ; Middleton, Descend 1 Experience Hinsdell. 

Samuell Hunt, Tewsbury, Samuell Hunt. 

William James, Lebanon, son Abell James. 

John ingram, Hadley, son John Ingram. 

Sam 11 Jellet, Hatfield, son Sam 11 Jellett. 

William Jones. Almsbuiy, sou Robert Jones. 

Medad King, N hampton, son John King. 

Francis Keet, N hampton, son Francis Keet. 

Martin Kellog, Suifield, son Joseph Keiiog. 

John Lee. Westfleld, son John Lee. 

John Lyman, N hampton, son John Lyman. 

Joseph Leeds, Dorchester, son Joseph Leeds. 

Josrah Leonard, Spring!' 1 , son Josiah Leonard. 

John Mei y, Long Island, son Cornelius Merry. 

Stephen Noble, formerly of endiield, De3 ct Isaac Morgan. 

Jonathan Morgan, Springf 1 , son Jonathan Morgan. 

Thomas Miller, Springf 1 , son Thomas Miller. 

James Mun, Colchester, James Mun. 

Benj a Man, Dearfield, son John Mun. 

John Mattoon, Wailingford, son Phillip Mattoon. 

John Nuns, Dearf 1 , son Godfrey Niins. 

Ebenezer Pumroy, N hampton, son IMedad Pumroy. 

Sam 11 Pumroy. N. H., son Caleb Pumroy. 

Samuell Price, Classen bury, sou Robert Price. 

Sain 11 Preston, Hadley, Des : John Preston. j 

Thomas ih'^tt,. Maidera_sou John Piatt. i 

John Pressey, Aimsbury, son John Pressey. 

Henry Rogers, Springf 1 , son Henry Rogers. 

John Reed, Westford, son Thomas Rood. 

Nath 1 - Sikes, Spring? 1 , sen NatLf 1 Sikes. 

Nath- 1 Sutliff, Durham, son Nath: Sutiitn 

Sam 1 ' Stebbius, Springf 1 , son of Samuel Stebbius. 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War, 215 

Luke Noble, Westfield, Des* of Thomas Stebbms. 

Ebenezer Smeed, Dearfield, son of William Smeed. 

Joseph Smith, Hatfield, son of John Smith. 

James Stephenson, Springf d , son of James Stephenson. 

Thomas Selden, Haddam, son of Joseph. Selden. 

Josiah Scott, Hatfield, son of William Scott. 

John Salter. Charlestown, son of John Salter. 

William Turner, Swansey, Grandson of Capt. Turner. 

Benjamen Thomas, Stafford, son of Benjamen Thomas. 

Joseph Winchall, jr. Suffield, Descend* Jonathan Tailer. 

Samuell Tyley, Boston, son of Samuell Tyley. 

Preserved Wright, N. H. son of James Wright. 

Cornelius Webb, Springf 1 , son of John Webb. 

Jonathan Webb, Stamford, son of Richard Webb. 

John Wait, Hatfield, son of Benjamen Wait. 

Eleaser Webber, Westfield, son of Eleaser Webber. 
{ Thomas Wells, Dearfield, son of Thomas Wells. 

i Ebenezer Warmer, endfield, son of Joseph Warmer. 

Jonathan Wells, Dearfield, Jonathan Wells. 

William Worthiugton, Colchester, son .of Nicho Worthington. 

John Scott, elbows, Grandson John Scott. 

1 The Committee appointed to inlist the officers and Soukliers in 

96 in the fight called the falls fight under the Command of Capt. Wil- 
number Ham Turner then Slain and the Descend' 9 of such as are Deceas- 

97 in ed and that are intituled to the grant of this great and generall 
all Court made them of a towneship, have attended many times that 

service & returne the list above & aforesaid which contains the 
persons names claiming & from wbome and which the Committee 
have accordingly allowed all which is Submitted. 

W nj Dudley 
Boston June 1736. Eze. Lewis 

John Stoddard 
In Council June 23, 1736 Joseph DwiGnT 

Read and ordered that this Report be accepted. John Wainwkight. 
Sent down for concurrence. 

Simon Frost, Depy Secretary. 
Archives, Yol. 114, p. 610. 

Quite a number of the soldiers, a3 will be noticed, were alive, and 

presented their claims in their own persons ; for instance, Nathaniel 

Alexander, John Braclsbaw, Samuel Beldin, John Chase, Joseph 

Fuller, Samuel Hunt, James Mun, Jonathan Wells, and very likely 

| many others. 

Capt. William Turner's Family. 

Notwithstanding: the notable career of Capt. Turner, all the results 

of efforts to trace his posterity so far amount to a few accidental 

clues and inferences, and the following attempt to arrange these is 

little more than a summary of probabilities. William Turner was 

- of Dorchester from 1642—1664, out no record of marriage or birth 







210 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [April, 

of children is yet found. On Boston town Records, under date of 
July 31st, 16(35, " Sarg* Will: Turner was ordered to p'vide for 
himselfe and family in some other place, having carried it ofencively 
here." He was again admonished August 28th, and, not complying, 
was, on Sept. 25th. ordered to be presented to the next county court. j, 

Of his further persecution, account is given above. On Boston Town 
Records is found, "Prudence, dau. of William and Trances Turner 
born October 12th 1605." In Suffolk Registry of Deeds, vol. x. p. 
318, "William Turner and Mary his wife, relict and executrix to 
the Will of John Pratt, her former husband, dee'd ( Vide, Abstract 
of will, prob. 1647, Register, vol. vii. p. 36) convey to Jacob Hew- 
ins a dwelling-house and three-and-a-half acres of land, etc. This 
lot was bounded on the south very nearly by what is now Howard 
Avenue, and lay not very far to the west from the corner of what 
are now Dudley St. and Howard Avenue in Ward 20. The deed 
was made April 1st, 1671, and shows that the wife Frances was dead 
and the second wife Mary, widow of John Pratt, had been married. 
Their home was doubtless in Boston after 1665. No record is found 
of the death of this second wife, but in his will above-mentioned, 
dated February 16th, 1675-6, he mentions Mary his w r ife, formerly 
wife of Key Alsop. Now Key Alsop died April 30th, 1672, and 
she married Capt. Turner probably in 1673-4 as his third wife. 
Frances, the first, was probably the mother of all his children, but 
of the place and date of their births no record is found save of Pru- 
dence, above-mentioned, and William, of his company, who is 
identified as his son, by the reference to him in the petition of Alary 
Turner above given. His will, how r ever, proves that he had sons 
and daughters living in 1676, and it would seem that the son Wil- 
liam was under twenty-one years, as his mother-in-law petitions for his 
wages as appears above. Thomas and William Turner were serving 
in the garrison at Marlborough in the sumir er and fall of 1675, 
and in the'trouble which Lt. John Rudduck had with the [Marlbor- 
ough towns-people, Thomas was first on the list of soldiers, who gave 
evidence in favor of the Lieutenant, and then disappears from view, 
but reappears in 1678 at Bridgewater, where, with Joseph Howard, 
he is appointed surveyor. In 1680 he is at Scituate, where he 
settles and has children, of whom the second son. William, born Jan. 
13th, 1683-4, furnishes the clue which connects this family with 
Capt. William of the Falls Fight; for this William, son of Thomas, 
was the same who in 1736 drew Capt. Turner's right in the grant 
above mentioned, and is styled his '"grandson " ; he died in Newport, 
R. I., f 'Oct. 4th, 1759, in the 77th year of his age," and. the cor- 
respondence of birth, grant and death, affords the clue. Dr. T. 
Larkin Turner of Boston has worked out this theory, and following 
it up I find many other points. From Bristol County Registry L 
find that in 1710 Josiah Turner, of Swansey, sold to his "brother 
Thomas Turner, of Scituate, shipwright," a farm in Swansey. 


1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 217 

Both were inhabitants of Swansey in 1711, The Province law- 
enacted that the eldest male heir of a soldier-grantee should have the 
choice of taking the grant and paying off the other heirs their pro- 
portional part of £10, which was the established valuation of a share. 
The various clues and inferences above seem to point to the 
following as a fair approximation to the family of 

Capt. William Turner and wife Frances. 
Patience, 8 bapt. in Dorchester, Nov. 10, 1644. Thomas, 2 soldier at 
Marlborough, 1675; at Bridgewater, Scitaate and Swansey, a ship- 
wright, 1678-1715; at latter date he purchased land in Freetown of 

Constant Church. William, 3 the soldier in the army with his father 
as noted above, settled in Boston. Joshua, 2 joined 1st Baptist Church 
in Boston, 1609. Josiaii, 2 of Swansey, in 1706, with wife Hannah 
and children. Elizabeth,' 2 , joined Baptist Church 1676; perhaps m. 
Alexander Dankan, July * 6, 1698, "married by Mr. Miles." 
Prudence, 8 b. in Boston, Oct. 12, 1605. Joseph,- who (perhaps) 
married Sarah Wyman, daa. of Thomas, a "Tailor," 170-1. 

Second Generation. Line, of Thomas, 2 of Scituafe, etc. 

i. Thomas, 3 b. Sept. 18, 1032. Probably settled in Rochester, Mass., and 
had family there ; perhaps died before 17-36, or waived his right or 
sold it to William Iris brother, of Swansey. 

ii. William, 3 m. Patience Hale, of Swansey, in 1711. Settled in Swansey, 
and was quite a large land-owner and a ship-builder. He succeeded to 
the Indian- War claim of his grandfather, as abovesaid. He was one 
of the non-resident proprietors who agreed to pay £23 each to carry 
forward the settlement of the Township. He was of Swansey as late 
as 1743, but later removed to Newport, R. I., where he died Oct. 4, 
1759, in his" 77th year. His children, born in Swansey, were: Wil- 
liam, b. April 27, 17 13, became a physician in New J^r^ey ; and his 
other children, born between 1714 and 1734, were: Liilis, Nathaniel, 
Patience. Caleb, and Hale. 

in. Red^cca. 3 iv. Joshua. 3 v. Caleb. 3 vi. David. 3 vii. Joseph. 3 
viib Benjamin. 3 The descendants of these six are scattered through . 
various parts of New England; and Dr. T. L. Turner, of Boston, has 
in preparation a genealogy of this whole branch of the Turner family, 
and has furnished much of the material above, for my use in this article. 

Second Generation, Line of William. 2 
William 3 Turner, son of Capt. William, a soldier at Marlborough Garri- 
son in the summer and fall of 1675. in the Army with his father from 
February 21, 1075-6, until the Captain's death, but was not in the 
" Falls Fight." He served sometime after that, as the accounts of ser- 
vice indicate. Married before 1079, and settled in Boston. Is in a 
list of handy-craftsmen later. In 1G91 was among those who returned 
from the West Indies, bringing an account of the great earthquake there; 
1695, chosen constable in Boston; 1698, tythingman ; 1099, clerk of 
the market; 1701, licensed to sell wine, etc.: 1703, his wife Hannah 
is licensed to sell wine. His first wife was Ruth, by whom he had 
" Joshua, b. Sept. 2S, 1G79, and again, Joshua, b. Aug, 20, 1087, He 
married Hannah Jacklin, Aug. 23, 1089, and had Mercy, b. Feb. 19, 

VOL. XLI. 19* 

218 • Notes and Queries. [April. 

1691; Hannah, b. Feb. 25, 1693; William, b. Dec. 12, 1699; 
Mary, b. March. 20, 1G06. and Mary, b. Feb. 28, 1697, are assigned 
to parents " William and Mary," but probably is a mistake, and should 
be William and Hannah. 
Josiaii 2 Turner, son of Capt. William, settled in Swansey with wife Han- 
nah, and had there John, 3 b. Nov. 11, 170G; Nathaniel, 3 b. March 19, 

Thanks are due to Dr. Turner and Messrs. W". B. Trask, J. TT. 
D. Hall, II. O. Wood, and G. H. Tilton, for helpful assistance 
in the above account of Capt. Turner's family, t\\a results of which j 
do not at all represent the amount of work clone. 


Medals tor Good Indians. — An interesting article on this subject by R. A. Brock, 
Esq., is printed in the Richmond Dispatch, February 19, i887. It is suggested by 
a curious relic of Colonial Virginia, owned by Aubin L. Boulware, Esq., whose 
wife is a daughter of the late Hon. William Ballard Preston, and a granddaughter 
of James Patton Preston, governor of Virginia. It is an ornament of copper, Ah 
in. long and about 3 in. broad, heavily plated with gold, with holes in the* upper 
ends doubtless for the insertion of a string or ribbon. Its shape is similar to a 
horse's hoof. Engraved on the front is the monogram G. It., standing for Georgi- 
us Rex, surmounted by a crown and flanked on each side with a leaved branch, the 
stems joined beneath. Mr. Boulware thinks it maybe one of the golden horse- 
shoes which Gov. Spotswood gave his followers in commemoration of the tra-mon- 
tane expedition of 1716. Such ornaments we believe are termed gorgets, and are 
worn suspended beneath the chin or upon the breast. 

A Remarkable Picture.— We copy from The Capital, Washington, D. C, Feb. 
13, 1887, the following interesting item : 

" Chief Justice William A. Richardson, of the Court of Claims, has in his pos- 
sess on quite a remarkable picture^ It is a portrait of President Hill, of Harvard 
University, which was painted by himself three years o,go and presented to Justice 
Richardson, with the following Latin inscription : 

" Tibi amice W, A. R., nunc, tuo rocjatu, ejjujiei humanae pingendae conatum pri* 
miem meumfacileham 1681. 

" The translation of this is : ' For thee, Friend W. A. R., at thy request I made 
in 1884 this my first attempt at. pain ting a human face.' When it is remembered 
that Dr. Hill was at that time considerably over sixty years of age, and that this 
was his first attempt at portrait work, that all his artistic efforts previously had 
been simply for his own amusement, the fidelity of the likeness and the excellence 
of the work, both in drawing and coloring, is something remarkable. It is Justice 
Richardson's intention to ultimately present this picture to Harvard College, that 
it may hang in Memorial Hall along with the other paintings which adorn the wails 
of that beautiful building." 


The Inventor of the Electric Telegraph.— We reprint from the Richmond 
Dispatch, March 6, 1887, the following communication from Robert A. Brock, the 
secretary of the Virginia Historical Society : 

"It is well authenticated that in the year 1752, perhaps earlier, Charles Morri- 
I son, a native of Greenock, Scotland, but at that time a resident of Renfrew, trans- 

mitted messages by electricity along wires for a short distance, and that in the 

1887.] Rotes and Queries, 21.9 

Scots Magazine for February, 1753, he published an account of his experiments, 

w L h proposals for assistance in a more effectual development of his discovery. Sir 
Ilans Sloane, Sir David Brewster, and other eminent scientists were cognizant of his 

*' Morrison, who was bred a surgeon, but appears to have abandoned his profes- 
sion and to have been a dealer in tobacco, left Renfrew and came to Virginia, where 
he is said to have died. The date and circumstances of his death and his career in 
Virginia, are desired. This query in summary was published in the Dispatch with- 
out result several years ago. Mr. Allan Park Paton, librarian of the Greenock 
Library and editor of the tiamnet Shahspcare, has instigated, through Rev. Robert 
P. Kerr, D.D., of this city (who recently visited Scotland), a revival of this most- 
interesting query. Justice to a world's benefactor should impel the communica- 
tion of any relevant fact as desired. ' T 

New York Records.— Are there any official records existing in the state of New 
York, wherein births, marriages and deaths occurring in small country towns in the 
last century, are recorded ? During what portion of the time from 1725 to 1S25 
were marriage licenses required in New York state, and what officer now has the 
custody of the record of licenses granted during that period? 

Walla Walla, W. T. ' Wm. H. Upton. 

Episcopalian. — Where marriages were performed in Connecticut in colonial times 
by Episcopalian ministers, or ministers of the Church of England not settled over 
any of the local churches recognized by the laws of Connecticut, was a record of 
such marriages made in the regular town records? At how early a date were such 
ministers, not freemen of the colony, permitted to officiate in Connecticut? 

Walla Walla, W. T. Wm. H. Upton. 

f - . ■• 

Tracy — Bof/ton, of Litchfield Co., — 1 will be greatly obliged for any 
clew to the ancestry of the Boughton (alias Bouton) and Tracy families of Litchfield 
Co., Conn., especially the ancestry of Lucy Tracy (daughter of Benjamin, of Ca- 
naan) and Samuel Boughton (son of Samuel Bouton, Sr.), who were married about 
1790. Of course I am aware that these families were descended, respectively, from 
the emigrants Lt. Thomas Tracy of Norwich and John Bouton of Norwalk : but 
through what lines? Wm. H. Upton. 

Walla Walla, W. T. 

TtBBS. — Query 1. — In 1760, Samuel and Lebbeus Tubbs, John, Daniel and Jona- 
than Hamilton, Sr. and Jr., went from Connecticut to GraD i Pre, Nova Scotia, and 
took^up lands in the seats of the expatriated Acadians. In 1762 Samuel and Lebbe- 
us Tubbs returned to Connecticut and jointly purchased of John Copp a farm on 
the division line between New London and Norwich — the Hamiitons remaining in 
Nova Scotia. 

Lebbeus Tubbs married Bathsheha Hamilton and was my great-great-grandfa- 
ther. Can any one inform me — 1. What relationship existed between Samuel and 
Lebbeus? 2. Who was the father of Lebbeus, and when and where was he born? 
3. When and where were Lebbeus and Bathsbeba married? 4. From what town 
did the above-named parties emigrate to Nova Scotia? 

Query 2, — In the records of the First Church of Christ in Lyme, Conn., it ap- 
pears that *' Simon Tubbs married Sarah Wait Dec. 7, 1736." Can any one inform 
me who were the parents of Simon Tubbs, and when and where he was born ? 

Osceola, Tioga Co., Penn. Charles Tubbs. 

Edward Savage (Princeton, Mass., 1761-1817).— Is anything known of a por- 
trait of Thomas Jefferson painted by him about 1800? An engraving of a portrait 
" painted and engraved " by him was published in 1800. The writer would like 
very much to get one of these prints and any information about the original paint- 
ing. Are any of Savage's immediate family new living ? w. j. c. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 

220 Notes and Queries. [April, 

Cheney. — Who were the parents of Benjamin Cheney, who bought land in Hart- 
ford, east side of the river, of Joseph Clark, Dec. 9, 1723? He is called *• of Hart- 
ford" in the deed, and married,' Nov. 12, 1724, Elizabeth ,■ daughter of Thomas 
Long, ol \\ indsor (Podunk). Miss M. K. Talcott. 

Hartford, Ci.,203 Sigourney Si. 

Shefard. — Further information is asked for in regard to Noah Shepard (vide 
Register for July last), who was horn at Somers, Ct., married Irene, daughter or 
Ebenezer -Fitch, of Wallingford, Ct., resided at Southford (Southbury) and Water- 
bury, Ct, and Germantown, N. Y., and died IS 14 in Jefferson Co., N. Y. His 
children were burn 1800-1804, at Southbury, Ct. Can any one give particulars 
about his age, date and place of marriage, and exact date and place of death ? 

649 Jersey Ave., Jersey City, N. J. E. N. Sheppard. 

Elijah Porter, M.D., of Waterford, Saratoga Co., N. Y., married , 1801, 

Mary Lawrence, daughter of David Lawrence, of North East, Duchess Co., N. Y., 
whose wife was Abigail Birch. I am desirous of ascertaining the line of ancestry of 
David Lawrence, and impossible of Birch. Henry Porter Andrews. 

Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 

Allen. — Who was the father and grandfather of John Allen, who with his fam- 
ily was massacred by the Indians at Argyle, New York, in 1777? (Hist. Wash. 
Co., N. Y.) He married a daughter of George Kilmer, and moved to Argyle from 
Churchtown, Col. Co., N. Y., a tew years before the massacre, lie is believed to 
be the son of Thomas Allen who was born in England 1710, and died 1794 near 
Livingston Manor, Col. Co., N. Y. 

Did Judge William Allen of Pennsylvania, born 1703, died 1780. have any broth- 
ers born in America or England? it so, their names and children's names. When 
and where was William Allen, the hither of the judge, born? Died 1705. Did he 
have any brothers ? Any information will be gladly received. 

65 Myrtle Ave., Albany, N. Y. JonN Howard Allen. 

De Wolf. — Information is desired concerning Balthazar De Wolf (of Wethers- 
field, Conn., about 1604, of Lyme, Conn., about 1668) and his descendants. All 
De Wolfs by name or descent are requested to give their ancestry as far .as they 
know it, as soon aa possible, to Mrs. Edward E. Salisbury, New Haven, Conn. 

Major Breuin and Col. Latton. — In Hutchinson's History of Massachusetts 

(Vol. 2, p. 83, Sded.. note), in a letter from Const. Phipps to Increase Mather, 
May 5, 1095, occurs the following : 

" Since that, he (Dudley) is not so much as talked of to be Governor, but the 
three competitors are the Earl of Bellamont, Major Bremin and Colonel Layton, I 

and I believe my lord Bellamont is the most likely to have it." 

Who were Major Bremin and Colonel Layton, and what connection had they with 
American affairs to justify their mention as competitors with Bellamont for the suc- 
cession to Phipps? Geo. E. Lsighton, 

Welch and Brown.— Information is wanted of the ancestry of Susannah, daugh- 
ter of John Welch, of Boston, Mass., who married 1st, Capt. Thomas Boweru of 
Seekonk, Mass., and 2d, Caot. Jeremiah Brovm* (Elisha, 4 James. 3 John,' 2 Chad 1 ), 
She was born April 29, 1756, died in Providence, R. I., Dec. 16, 1821. 

Susannah Welch Brown was my grandmother. Coming from Boston, it is di£- 
cult to trace her antecedents. Her father, John Welch, was a carver in wood, 
and according to family tradition, carved the cod-fish in the State House in Boston. 
My cousin, Samuel Welch Brown, of Providence, R.I., has a looking-glass frame 
carved by John Welch which our grandmother brought from Boston in her lap when 
she rode to Providenee after her second marriage. Mrs. A. J. Bulkllv. 

167 South Elliot Place, Brooklyn, N. Y. 

I 1887.1 Notes and Queries. 221 


Hampden. — The editor has received the following letter of inquiry : 

Cradle}' Rectory, 
Dear Sir: St. Malvern, Herefordshire. 

I venture to ask the assistance of your " New England Historical and Genea- 
logical Register " in tracing a member of the Hampden family who emigrated dur- 
ing the 17th century. A Charles Hamden, or Hampden, settled in Barbadoes (dying 
168G) leaving sons John and Charles. Possibly he was son to the John mentioned 
in the extract enclosed, as I cannot at present trace his parents in this country. 
Your Will Offices or Registers might throw some light on the matter. Apologizing 
for troubling you, I am faithfully yours, E. R. Hampden (Rector of Cradley). f 

March 3, 1837. 

" Some historians have asserted that Hampden did actually at one time visit North 
America, and doubtless in the year 16*23 there was at New Plymouth an English- 
man named John Hampden, whom Winslow describes as ' a gentleman of London 
who there wintered with us and desired much to see the country.' " — Belknap's 
American Biography. 

["John Hamden, a gentleman of London, who then wintered with " the Ply- 
mouth colony, " and desired much to see the country," accompanied Edward Win- 
slow in March, 1623, in his visit to Massasoit (see Winslow 's " Good News from 
New England," London, 1621). Phinehas Pratt in his "Narrative" speaks of 
meeting " Mr. Hanidin " in that colony in the same mouth. (Coll. Mass. Hist. f 

Soc. 4th S. iv. 484.) These are the only cotemporary evidences that a person of the 
name was here in that year. In an article on " The Reported Embarkation of 
Cromwell," in the Register, vol. xx. pp. 120-1, are collected together extracts from 
several authors as to the probability of this person being the patriot Hampden. Rev. 
Mr. Hampden, the writer of the above letter, suggests in a note that the ''John 
Hamden " who was in New England in 1623 may have been a cousin of the patriot, 
as " Sir Alexander Hampden had a brother named John (family pedigree)." — Ed. 

Eddy. — I wish to learn the parentage and date of birth of one Charles Eddy, who 
in 1743 resided at Glastenbury, Conn., and where his wife Mary died, August 1 of 
that year, aged 28. 

He married second, January 11, 1743-4, Hannah Loveland. By his first wife 
he had Anne, born 1740; by second wife— Hannah, born 1746, Charles 1748. 
Chorles Eddy. Sr., died in Glastenbury, Feb. I, 1771, age not stated. A Thomas 
Eddy resided in Portland, Conn, (formerly Middletown, afterwards Chatham), who, 
I suspect, was a brother of Charles. Frank F. Starr. 

Middletown, Conn. 


D'Wole {ante, xl. 407).— Possibly the following may throw some light as to the 
parentuge of Jeliiel D'Wolf, inquired for in your last issue. 

Jehie) D'Wolf married Rachel, daughter of Dr. Ephraim Otis, of Scituate, and 
went to Nova Scotia about 1761. William Halliburton, who married Susanna Otis, 
went about the same time, and settled at Windsor. Their farms were adjacent. A 
grandson of D'Wolf occupied the homestead about thirty years ago, and his son, 
probably, occupies the place now, who possibly may know who his great-grandfather 
was. My grandfather, Otis Lincoln, was a son of Mary Otis, sister ofllachel and 

Abial Smith's will, on file in the probate office, Boston, mentions D'Wolf, and 
possibly the probate papers may throw further light upon the subject. 

248 La Salle Avenue, Chicago, 111. Samuel Suacktord, 

Historical Intelligence. 
Family Memorials. — Mr. and Mrs. Edward E. Salisbury, of New Haven, Conn.. 
are printing ki privately " a series of genealogical and biographical mono<rranhs on 
the families of McCurdy, Lord, Parmelee-Mitchell, DicinY-LYNDE, Willough- 
by, Griswold, Pitkin- Wolcott, Ogden-Jounson and Diodati, including notices 
of the Mauvins. Lees, De-Wolfs and other families. It is not a mere collection of 
names and dates, but a book of family history as well as a genealogical record, full 
of new facts obtained in this country and abroad ; a work of great and ever-increas- 


Notes and Queries. [April, 

Candler Manuscripts. — The editor has received the following explanatory note 
from Joseph J. Muskett, Esq., 5 Park Crescent. Stoke Newington, London, Eng. 

" The kind notice in your January number of my proposed edition of the Candler 
Pedigrees may prove somewhat misleading to intending subscribers, founded as it 
is upon a letter which I meant to be of a tentative nature only. A portion of the 
book is ready for the press, and I am working steadily at the remainder, but ano- 
ther year at least must elapse before I begin to print. Pedigree annotating, to be 
correct, must of necessity be slow. Again, it is not improbable the volume will 
assume the form of the large octavo adopted by the Harleian Society, rather than 
the small quarto referred to in your announcement. Lastly, the actual price, which 
I trust will not much exceed the conventional guinea, will necessarily depend upon 
the number of pages and the printer's estimate, neither of which are as yet matters 
of certainty. I shall not fail to advertise the Candler Pedigrees in the N. E. Hisc. 
and Gen. Register so soon as they are within measurable distance of publication.'' 

American Genealogical Queries for 1SS7. — R. II. Tilley, Newport, R. I., is 
preparing for publication his ' k Genealogical Queries for 1887," intended for mu- 
tual aid to those interested in genealogy. His purpose is to have it ready and dis- 
tributed by June 1st, sending a copy to every public and state library, every histori- 
cal society, and every person in the United States and Canada known to be inter- 
ested in genealogy. Copies will also be sent to England. A large circulation will 
thus be insured among the very persons with whom the querist would wish to cor- 
respond. The cost of inserting a query, limited to ten lines, will be $2. Mr. Tilley 
has the addresses of nearly one thousand persons at work on family history, and 
wishes to obtain the names of all so engaged, that a copy of his " Queries " may 
be sent to them. Queries should be sent in without delay, as the first form will 
be printed early in April. 

ing interest to present and future generations of these families and their allies ; and 
also valuable to genealogists and other antiquaries or students of history generally. 
The monographs will till from 500 to 000 pages, in two parts, 4to. ; and will be 
accompanied by twenty full chart-pedigrees, on bond-paper, with authenticated 
coats of arms and carefully prepared indexes of family names. 

Subscriptions are invited for copies at cost. The edition will consist of 300 co- 
pies : the cost of 2.30 of these, bound in bevelled boards, cloth, gilt tops, with the 
pedigrees separately bound, will be $18 each: that of 50 copies on larger paper. 
bound with the pedigrees, uncut, will be $20 each. In this estimate no account is 
made of great expenses incurred by the authors in the collection of materials for the l 

work, during many years, in this country and in Europe ; nor of the labor of com- 
position and preparation for the press. 

A few copies of the chart-pedigrees, separately bound, without the text, are offer- 
ed at $8 for the set — the expense of these being large in proportion to that of the 
rest of the work. 

Application for copies may be made to the authors as above, or to the editor of 
the N. E. Hist, and Gen. Register. 

(gp The editor of the Register takes pleasure in calling the attention of its read- 
j ers to the above announcement. The work will be a companion volume to the su- 

perb work which Prof. Salisbury compiled and had printed in 1835. a notice of 
which appeared in this periodical in 1866. Most of the families of the present 
volume, as of those of the former one, arc among the most distinguished in New 
England. The long experience of Prof, and Mrs. Salisbury in antiquarian research, 
and their rare facilities for obtaining information, are an assurance that this work 
will be of the very highest value. 

Slavery in Virginia. — A new volume of the Collections of the Virginia Histori- 
cal Society is now in press, and advance copies of the first signatures have been pent 
to us by the editor, R >bert A. Brock, Esq. The first article in the volume will be 
the Fourth Charter of the Royal African Company of England, which charter was 
granted Sept. 27, 167-2, by Charles II. to his brother, the Duke of York, afterwards 
James II., the Earl of Shaftesbury and others. This corporation had granted them 
the exclusive trade with Africa. Their chief profit was derive'! from the slave 
trade. Mr. Brock prefaces to this document a carefully prepared and valuable his- 

! 188 7.1 Notes and Queries. 223 

\ tory of the African slave trade, with an account of slavery m Virginia, into which 
colony, as he shows, its introduction was incidental and its extension circuinstan- 
| tiai and largely involuntary. 

An Account of the Parish Registers of St. Butolph Bjshopgate, London.— 
This paper by the Rev. Mr. Hallen, which is reprinted from the City Press, con- 
tains also Remarks on the History of Parish Registers. It will be sent free to those 
of our readers who are interested in English Church Registers, on application to 
the author, the Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen, The Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. 

Town Histories in Preparation. — Persons having facts or documents relating to 
any of these towns are advised to send them at once to the person engaged in writ- 
ing the history of that town. 

Framinr/ham, Mass.— By the Rev. J. II. Temple, author of " History of Whate- 
ly," l * Hist'iry of JSorthfield," etc. The author has been engaged on this work for 
over ten years. _ It is now in press and will be issued early in May. Ic is largely 
composed of original records and documents, and comprises annals of the Indian 
occupation, the coming of the English settlers, with detailed accounts of the organ- 
ization and progress of the town. The Genealogical Register comprises overlive 
thousand famines. The book will be published by the town, in one 8vo. volume of 
about cOO p; ges. substantially bound in cloth. Price bound, go, or to subscribers 
in advanee, .- : i. It will be furnished unbound at $3.50. Subscriptions received by 
J. 11. Temp.e and E. F. Kendall, Framinghara Centre; L. F. Fuller. Sasoaviile"; 
Dr. George Rice, South Framingham ; J. 6. Williams, Nobscot. 

Wnudbury, Conn. By William Cothren, of Woodbury, Conn.— Mr. Cothren 
published in 1854 the first volume of his History of Ancient Woodbury. The vol- 
ume has been long out of print, and he proposes, if 350 copies are subscribed for at 
$4 a volume, to reprint it. 

[ Boston Epitaphs, Vol. II. The Granary Burial Ground, — In 1S78 the late Joel 

I Munsell, of Albany, published a volume of " Boston Epitaphs," containing the in- 

! scriptions in the Copp's Burial Ground. The inscriptions' were copied by the late j 

I Thomas B. Wyman, Jr., and the volume was edited by William II. Whitmore, 

| A.M. It was announced in the preface to that work that faithful copies of the 

| epitaphs in the other grave-yards of old Boston had been made for the editor by t 

Mr. Wyman, and that, if this volume met with moderate success, an attempt would 
| be made to print the epitaphs in other yards. The edition of that work is now near- 
I ly exaausted. Mr. Munsell's sons and successors have issued a prospectus for a 
i companion volume to contain all the inscriptions in the Granary Burial Ground. 
I Probably not one death in one hundred occurring in Boston for a century and a 
; half previous to 1638, are on record. This fact makes these grave-yard inscriptions 
I invaluable. It is expected that the volume will make from 130 to 200 octavo pages, 

and will contain on accurate map of the yard and several coats of arms faithfully 
■j copied from the stones. The price will be $3 a copy, bound in cloth. Circulars 
I giving further details will be sent, on application, by the publishers, Joel Munsell's j 

Sons,^82 State Street, Albany, N. Y. 

Maine Wills. 
Express, March. 19, 1887 : 

" We have just had the pleasure of looking over the advance proofs of a volume 
of the above title, now in press by Messrs. B. Thurston & Co., for William M. Sar- 
gent, Esq. Mr. Sargent has been engaged during the winter upon the old records 
of the state at Alfred, and one of the most acceptable results of Ids labors to histo- 
rians, students, antiquarians, the legal profession and general readers, is the forth- 
coming volume. All the wills recorded in and covering all parts of Maine from the 
begiuningof its record history till the separation of the counties, 1640-1760, will he 
printed with full notes, giving all useful probate information. This was considered 
so important an undertaking by the committee of the last legislature, that state aid 
was extended in the way of a liberal subscription towards the cost of publishing. 
Mr. Sargent's reputation and painstaking care will ensure a carefully prepared j 


224 Societies and their Proceedings. [April, 


Genealogies in Preparation. — Persons of the several names are advised to 
furnish the compilers of these genealogies with records of their own families and 
other information which they, think may be useful. We would suggest that all 
facts of interest illustrating family history or character be communicated, especially 
service under the 17. S. Government, the holding of other offices, graduation from 
colleges or professional schools, occupation, with places and dates of birth, mar- 
riages, residence and death. When there are more than one Christian name they 
should all be given in full if possible. No initials should be used when the full 
names are known. 

Brown. By Mrs. A. J. Bulkley, 167 South Elliott Place, New York city.— This 
book will be devoted to the descendants of Chad Crown, an early settler in Provi- 
dence, and an elder of the first Baptist Church there. It will be based on a pam- 
phlet on the Brown family, printed in 1851 by Hugh H. Brown, of Providence, 
and compiled, we think, by Henry Truman Beekwith. Mrs. Bulkley has been en- 
gaged for nearly three years in compiling this work. 

^button. By W. Tracy Bustis. — Mr. Eustis is compiling a genealogy of the But- 
ton family, and would like any facts illustrating it. 

Kingsbury. — Hon. Frederick J. Kingsbury, of Waterbury, Conn., has been for 
several years collecting material for a genealogy of the descendants of Henry Kings- 
bury, of Haverhill, Mass. He has now placed this material in the hands of Miss 
Mary Kingsbury Talcott, of Hartford, for completion and arrangement. Persons 
having material to contribute, or are otherwise interested, are requested to com- 
municate with Miss Talcott, 203 Sigourney Street, Hartford, Conn. 

Northrup. By the Hon. A. Judd Northrup, Syracuse, N. Y. — Judge North rup 
has been engaged for some time in collecting facts in regard to those" bearing the 
surname of Northrup, Northrop, Northrope, and other variations of the name, with 
the intention of printing a genealogy of the family. He solicits genealogical facts, 
and in return will furnish information which he possesses as to the history of the 
inquirer. Circulars stating the information desired sent on application. 

Porter. By Henry Porter Andrews, of Saratoga Springs, N, Y.— -This work, 
which was announced by us in July, 1831 {ante, xxxv. 282) fis in the press. A pre- 
liminary volume was issued in handsome royal 8vo. in 1882 (ante, xxxvi. 346). The 
book now in press will be a very extensive work, and will be issued in the same ele- 
gant style as the preliminary volume. 

Price. — R. A. Brock, Esq., of Richmond, writes to the editor of the Register : 

For a wealthy member of the family, who designs to publish it in book form, I 
have for several years been gathering data for a Price genealogy, and have quite a 
mass of materials relating to Virginia. 

The family is scattered through several states, and by tradition is of Welsh ex- 
l . traction. 

The late Mrs. Henry Wood, the novelist, was a representative of the Massachu- 
setts branch. 

1 so ieit correspondence with all interested in the proposed publication. 

Richmond, Va. R. A. Brock. 

Steers. By the Rev. J. P. Root, of Providence, R. I.— Rev. Mr. Root is prepar- 
ing a Genealogical Register of the descendants of John Steere, of Providence, who 
was born 1631 and died 1724. Parties possessing records of this family, or other 
information, will confer a favor by communicating with the compiler. 


New-England Historic Genealogical Society. 

Boston, Massachusetts, Wednesday, September 1, 1886. — The first meeting after 
the summer recess was held at the Society's House, 18 Somerset Street, this after- 
noon at three o'clock, the president, the Hon. xMarshall P. Wilder, Ph.D., LL.D., 
in the chair. 

President Wilder announced that the Royal Historical Society were to celebrate 
in October the 600th anniversary of the completion, in I0S6, of the Domesday Sur- 
vey. Resolutions approving the commemoration were passed 

1887.] Societies and their Proceedings. 225 

Frederick Chase, of Hanover, N. II., treasurer of Dartmouth College, read a 
paper entitled "'The Town ofc Dresden, N. 11., a political anomaly of the Revolu- 
tionary Period." 

John Ward Dean, the librarian, reported 79 volumes and 210 pamphlets received 
as donations in June, July and August. 

The Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., reported memorial sketches of four members 
recently deceased — Henry Onderdonk, Edwin Thompson, Hon. Charles Francis 
Conantand Hon. Amos A. Lawrence. 

The following gentlemen were chosen as a nominating committee for 1636-7, viz., 
Hon. Charles L. Flint, Hon. Nathaniel F. Safford, Rev. Henry A. liazen, William 
B. Trask and Rev. Waldo I. Burnett. 

October 6. — A quarterly meeting was held this afternoon, President Wilder in 
the chair. 

The president announced that he had appointed George W T . Marshall, LL.D., of 
London, and Augustus T. Perkins, A.M., of Boston, delegates to' the Domesday 
Commemoration in London. A letter was read from Mr. Perkins accepting his 

The Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, the corresponding secretary, announced with criti- 
cal remarks and exhibited some of the more important donations. 

The Rev. William Barrows, D.D., read a paper entitled, "'The United States ; 
the Empire of the Future." 

Hon. Charles L. Flint, chairman of the nominating committee, reported the 
names of John Ward Dean, Rev. Lucius R. Paige. D.D., Rev. Edmund F. Slafter, 
Jeremiah Col burn, William B. Trask, Henry 11. Edes, Henry E. Waiteaud Francis 
E. Blake, as the committee on publication for the ensuing year. 

The corresponding secretary reported the acceptance by the following gentlemen 
of the membership to which they had been elected — Hon. George F. Hoar, LL.D., 
of Worcester, and Pliny Earle, M.D., of Northampton, as resident members, and 
Rev. George A. Smith, of Alexandria, Va., as a corresponding member. 

The historiographer reported memorial sketches of lour deceased members — 
Charles D. Humans, M.D., Hon. John S. Ladd, Hon. Otis Clapp and Maj. William 
G. Wise. 

The librarian reported 15 volumes and 50 pamphlets as donations in September. 

Nov. 3. — A stated meeting was held this afternoon. President Wilder being de- 
tained at home by a slight illness, the Rev. Edmund F. Slafter was chosen presi- 
dent pro tan. 

The Rev. Mr. Slafter announced the more important donations. 

The Rev. Increase N. Tarbox read a paper on " The Early Military Leaders of 
New Engtand/' 

The corresponding secretary reported the acceptance of the Rev. Charles R. Weld. 
of Baltimore, Md., as a corresponding, and of William T. Eustis of Boston, and 
j Eben Putnam ot Cambridge, as resident members. 

The historiographer reported memorial sketches of five deceased members — Silas 
Rced,M.D., James A. Dupes, James F. Wiiliams, Charles Woolley and Francis 
1 Grigson. 

The librarian reported 12 volumes and 120 pamphlets as donations in October. 

Dec. 1 —A stated meeting was held this afternoon, the president, the Hon. Mar- 
l shall P. Wilder, LL.D., in the chair. 

The president announced the death of Hon Chester A. Arthur, ex-president of 
the United States and an honorary member of this society. President Wilder passed 
an eloquent eulogy upon the character of the deceased statesman. 

The corresponding secretary made his usual announcement of donations. 

Cecil H. C. Howard, of Brooklyn, N. Y., read a paper on the Life and Public Ser- 
vices of Brig. Gen. John Wolcott Phelps." 

The corresponding secretary reported the acceptance of membership by John 
Evans, the Marquis d'Oyley of Paris, France, and the Rev. C. H. Evelyn White 
of Ipswich, England, as corresponding, and George A. Kendall of Boston, Mass., 
as roident members. 

The historiographer reported a memorial sketch of Chester Alan Arthur, late 
president of the United States, an honorary member. 

The librarian reported as donations in November, 21 volumes and 32 pamphlets. 

VOL. XLI. 20 

226 Societies and their Proceedings, [April, 

Maine Genealogical Society. 

Portland, March 17, 18S7. — The society met this evening at the Public Library 
Rooms. The treasurer made his annual report, showing a balance of $39.23 on 
hand. The librarian reported purchases and donations of a large number of books 
for the use of the society. A committee appointed to nominate officers for the ensu- 
ing year, reported the following, who were elected : 

President — Fabius M. Kay. Vice-President—' Frederick 0. Conant. Secretary — 
Charles Burleigh. Treasurer — James R. Lunfc. Librarian — Stephen M. Watson. 

Old Colony Historical Society. j 

Taunton, Mass., Monday, Jan. 10, 1887. — The annual meeting was held this 
evening, the president, Rev. 8. Hopkins Emery, in the chair. 

President Emery delivered the opening address. 

The flag of the " Taunton Light Guard," Co. G, 4th Reg't Mass. Vols., used in 
the late war for the preservation of the union, was presented to the society. 

Hon. Charles A. Reed made a Report on the papers of the Hon. Francis Baylies, 
which have been secured for the society. 

Dr. E. U. Junes, the treasurer, and Capt. John W. D. Hall, the librarian, made 
J their annual reports. The treasurer stated that there was over $150 in the treasu- 

ry alter closing the purchase of the society's building for $6500, and paying bills 
for sundry improvements and incidental expenses. \ 

The following gentlemen were elected officers for the ensuing year : 

President. — Rev. S. Hopkins Emery, of Taunton. 

Vice-Presidents. — Hon. Edmund II. Bennett, of Boston ; Rev. William L. Chaf- 
fin, of Easton. 

Secretary. — Hon. Charles A. Reed, of Taunton. 

Librarian. — Capt. J. W. D. Hall, of Taunton. 

Treasurer. — Dr. E. U. Jones, of Taunton. 

historiographer. — Hon. William E. Fuller, of Taunton. 

Directors. — Edgar H. Reed, of Taunton ; Gen. E. W. Peirce, of Freetown ; 
James H. Dean, of Taunton; Hon. John S. Brayton, of Fall River; Elisha C. 
Leonard, of New Bedford ; John F. Montgomery, of Taunton ; with the above- 
named officers ex ofjiciis. 

Rhode Island Historical Society. 

Providence, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 1886. — A stated meeting was held this evening at 
8 P.M. 

William Gammell, LL.D., president of the society, delivered an address on " The 
Life and Services of the Hon. John R. Bartlett." The address was printed in the 
Evening Bulletin, Nov. 3, 1886, and also in pamphlet form {ante, p. 115). 

Nov. 30. — A meeting was held this evening. Hon. J >bn D. Washburn, of Wor- 
cester, read a paper on " The Unpublished Biography of President Increase Ma- 
ther in the Light, of the Recent Commemoration at Harvard University." 

Dec. 14.— A meeting was held this evening. Claudius B. Farnsworth read a 
paper on "The Imperial Legislation respecting Christianity." An abstract was 
printed in the Providence Journal, Dec. 15, 1666. 

Dec. 28.— A meeting was held this evening. Prof. E. B. Andrews of Brown 
University read a paper entitled, " Sir Henry Maine on the Prospects of Popular 
Jan. 25, 1887.— A stated meeting was held this evening. Dr. F. E. Clark read 
i a paper on " Sanitary Science in Rhode Island." 

Feb. 8. — The society met this evening. Rev. Samuel L. Caldwell, D.I>., read a 
paper on " Modern Historians." 

Feb, 22 — A stated meeting was held this evening. Reuben A. Guild, LL.D., 
librarian of Brown University, read a paper on .''■ Roger Williams, his Birth, Pa- 
rentage and Education in the Light of Reeent Investigation." An abstract of the 
paper was printed in the Evening Bulletin, Feb. 23, 1887. It i^ives additional facts 
in favor of the opinion expressed by Dr. Guild in a former paper by him read be- 
fore this society, which was printed under the title of " Footorints of Roarer Wil- 
liams." Dr. Guild contends that the founder of Rhode Inland wa.s " .Roger Wil- 

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liarus, son of William Williams, gentleman, baptized in the parish church of 
Gwinear on the 21th of July, 1600." 

March 8. — A meeting was held this evening. Ray Greene Ruling, of New Bed- 
ford, read a paper on k ' The Life of Samuel Hubbard, of Newport, 1610-1689." 

Virginia Historical Society. 

Richmond, Saturday, Jan. 8, 1887. — A meeting of the executive committee was 
held this evening, Vice-President Henry in the chair. 

Hon. David C. Richardson was elected a member of the executive committee to 
\ fill a vacancy. 

Robert A. Brock, the secretary, announced that the annual volume was nearly 
ready for printing. 

A number of valuable donations were reported. 


Prepared by the Rev. Increase N. Tarbox, D.D., Historiographer of the Society. 

Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, a corresponding member, admitted in i860, was 
born in Litchfield, Conn., June 21, 1813, and died in Brooklyn, N. Y., March 8, 
1887. His father was Rev. Lyman Beecher. D.D., born in New Haven, Conn., 
Oct. 12, 1775, and his mother was Roxana Foote. The earlier ancestors of Mr. 
Beecher, on his father's side, lived in Guilford, Conn. , 

Dr. Lyman Beecher was three times married, and was the father of twelve child- 
ren. Of his wives, Roxana Foote the first was the mother of eight, and Harriet 
Porter of Portland, Me., the second wife, was the mother of four. The first child of 
the second wife died in early life. Miss Catharine E. Beecher, the oldest child, 
lived beyond the age of eighty. George was killed by an accidental discharge of 
his gun when hunting in Ohio. Henry Ward has just passed away at the age of 
seventy-three. Ali the other children of the first wife, viz., William EL, Edward, 
Mary (Mrs. Perkins), Harriet (Mrs. Stowe) and Charles, are still living, three of 
them beyond eighty, the others between seventy and eighty. Of the second wife's 
children, Frederick as already stated died in infancy; James, the youngest of the 
family, has recently passed away. Isabella (Mrs. Hooker) and Thomas K. are now 
living and not far from sixty years old. All the seven sons who grew to manhood 
became Cor gregationai ministers. The record of Henry Ward Beecher is so world- 
wide that h is almost impossible to say anything of him which is unknown to the 
public. lie has passed through great trials and great triumphs. The work which 
he did for our country in England, during the war of the Rebellion, was one which 
no other man in the nation could probably have done. It was a unique mission, not 
paralleled in the record of time. j 

One of our newspapers has said, since his death, that no other man dying in this 
country would have left so large and deep an impression upon the public mind with 
the single exception of the President. 

The wife of Mr Beecher's youth survives him. She was Miss Eunice W r . Bollard, 
of Sutton, Ms., sister of Rev. Asa Bullard of Cambridge. Mr. Beecher was graduated 
at Amherst College in 183-1, and studied theology under his father at Lane Semi- 
nary, Ohio. He came to Brooklyn in 1847, from Indianapolis, Ind. 
" He was a man, take him for all in all 
I shall not look upon his like again." 

Henry Onderdonk:, Jr., A.M., of Jamaica, N. Y., a corresponding member, 
admitted June 11, 1861, was horn at Manhasset, N. Y., June II, 1804, and 
died at Jamaica, June -21. 1886. His father was Joseph Onderdonk, who was 
born Nov, 14, 1766, and died Feb.- 8, 1852, and his mother was Dorothy Mon- . 
foort, who was born Dec. CI, 1707. and died May 15, 1848. lie was the fifth in 
descent from Adrian Andrewse Onderdonk, who came to this country from 
Holland before the year 1072, and settled at Flatbush, L. I. His wife was 

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Maria Van der Viiefc, and they were married Oct. 20, 1683. Mr. Onderdonk 
explains the meaning of the family name, as follows. It is composed of two words, 
Onder, the same as oar under, and /) ink, a city of Holland — under or close to Donk. 

The subject of this sketch was brought up on his father's place, but early showing 
a strong love of learning and books, he sought a public education, lie was for a 
time in the class of 1828, Harvard College, hut was graduated from Columbia 
College. New York, in 1827. In 1878 he received the degree of A. B. from Harvard, 
and was placed among the graduates of 1823. lie prepared himself thoroughly as a 
teacher, and for a long period, J832-1S65, he was the principal of Union-Hall Academy 
at Jamaica, L. I. ! 

To his life as a teacher, he added that of a public writer. He held a facile and 
skilful pen. especially as a historian. His works larger or smaller were many. 
The titles of a few o\l them we will give. Revolutionary Incidents of Quern's 
Count';, A 7 . Y. This was published in 1816. Revolutionary Incidents of 'Suffolk 
and -Kinrfs Counties; published in 1819. Queen's County in Olden Times; 1865. 
Long Island i;i Olden Times, 1870 ; ami many others. His taste and skill as a writer 
attracted wide attention, and he was elected honorary or corresponding member of 
various hi.-torical and genealogical societies. 

He was also a writer on moral subjects, and was deeply interested in all questions 
pertaining to human welfare and progress. 

Mr. Onderdonk was married to his cousin Maria H. Onderdonk, Nov. 23, 1828. 
She was born at Manhasset in 1800, and died at Jamaica, Jan. 27, 1875 He had 
two children, a son and daughter, Adrian and Elizabeth. Adrian was born Dec. 27, 
1831, and married M. W. Pearsall, Feb. 14, 1856. He is a farmer, and has three 
children, Maria, Thomas W . and Lottie P. 


Otis Clapp, Esq., a resident member, admitted April 8, IS70, was born in V.'est- 
hampton, Mass., March 2, lS0f>, and died Sept. 18, 1888, at the house of his son, 
Mr. Wilkinson Clapp, of Brookline. He and his son were in business together as 
homoeopathic pharmacists, at 3 Albion Building, Beacon Street. His father was 
Elisha Bascom Clapp, born in Southampton, Mass., Feb. 17, 1777, and his mother 
was Sally Wise of Westhampton, Mass., born Aug. 2, 1782. Hi? earliest American 
ancestor was Roger Clapp. whose wife was Joanna Ford, of the Warbam and Maver- 
ick company, who came over to Dorchester in the summer of 1030. Roger Clapp 
was born in England, April 6, 1609. From him the line runs through Eider 
Preserved 2 Clapp, born in Dorchester in 1643, whose wife was Sarah Newberry; 
Samuel, 3 born in Northampton. Mass., 1677, whose wife was Sarah Bartiett ; 
Samuel, 4 born in 1711, whose wife was Mindwell Strong; and Timothy, 5 whose I 

wife was Rachel Bascom. Then follows his father, Elisha Bascom, 5 already men- 
tioned, making Mr. Otis Clapp of the seventh American generation. 

Mr. Clapp was educated in the schools of his native town, and was trained also 
under the long and faithful ministry of Rev. Enoch Hale, pastor there 1779-1837. 
He came to B iston in 1823, at the age of 17, and went into the office of the Daily 
Advertiser, edited and published by Mr. Nathan Hale, son of Rev. Enoch Hale, 
and oldest brother of Mr. Clapp's mother. In the counting-room of the Advertiser 
he served for many years. Afterwards he engaged in the newspaper and publishing 
business for himself and sometimes in company with others. We have not room 
here to trace out all the business connections and relations of his long life. 

Mr. Clapp was twice married. His first wife was Miss Ann Withington Emory 
Porter, daughter of Mr. SylVanus Porter, of Boston. This marriage took place 
Aug. 20. 1633. She died Oct. 27, 1843. He was again married Oct. 2, 18-14, to 
Mary Hadley, daughter of Dea. Moses Hadley. She died Dee. 10. 1871. 

Mr. Clapp enjoyed the confidence of his fellow men to a re markable degree. True 
to his promises and faithful in all duties, it was but natural that he should he called 
to a L r reat variety of public duties and trusts. The Boston Journal in its notice of 
his death, says: " Mr. Clapp was a man who could not fail to win the respect 
and esteem of every one who enjoyed his acquaintance." 

Edward Eaton Bowen, Esq., a corresponding member, admitted March 19, 1858, 
was b »rn in Woodstock, Conn., Sept. 20. 1815, and died in Brooklyn, N 1".. .March 
14, 1887. His death was very sudden and unexpected. On Saturday, March i2ch, 
he was one of fifty members of the Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, who followed their 
beloved ami honored pastor, Rev. Henry Ward Beeeher, to his resting place in 
Greenwood "Cemetery, and on Monday the 1-ith he bimsclf was numbered with the 
! dead. 

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The father of Mr. Bo wen was Mr. George Bowen, born in Woodstock, Juno 8, 
1790, and his mother was Lydia Wolcott Eaton, horn in Dudley, Ma., 179,3. 

His earliest American ancestor was Henry Bowen, of Roxbury, who cams to this 
country in 1638. His son-; Henry and John were of the thirteen pioneers, including 
such names as Matthew Davis, Thomas Bacon, Peter Aspinwall, Joseph Lord and 
Ebenezer Morris, who went in 1686 to spy out the wild land in what is now Wood- 
stock, Conn., where they made a large purchase, and were the first settlers of that 
goodly town, whose 200th anniversary was celebrated last year. John Bowen, 
brother of Henry , was among the early proprietors. Since that time the came 
Bowen has been conspicuous in Woodstock, and of late years Henry C. Bowen, 
brother of Edward, has done more than any other man to make Woodstock itself 
conspicuous. From a carefully prepared obituary notice which appeared in the 
New York Independent, March 24, 16S7, we take the following passage : — 

" He married, June 15th, 1838, at Meriden, Conn., Miss Sophronia T. Atwell, 
eldest daughter of the Rev. George B. Atwell. After his father's death in 1846, 
Edward succeeded him in business. Connected with the store was the post-office, 
which during forty-five years was held officially by the three generations. But 
young Edward was ambitious for a larger field of labor, and came to New York in 
1852, following his brother Henry. He became a member of the new firm of Ely, 
Clapp & Bowen. dealers in dry goods. He remained in this business for a number 
of years, and afterward took the position of deputy collector in the United States } 

Internal Revenue Office in Brooklyn. He subsequently entered upon the banking 
business in Wall Street under the firm name of Fitch & Bowen, afterward Utley <& 
Bowen, from which he retired ten years ago. He then reentered the Internal Revenue 
Office as deputy collector, remaining in service until after the last change of admin- 
istration, when he resigned. His health was now seriously impaired, following a 
paralytic affection, although he recovered sufficiently to maintain all but his active 
physical powers. The immediate cause of his death was apoplexy. He was a man 
of fine physique, of sterling integrity, of gentle and amiable disposition, and was 
deeply attached to his children and his home. He early became a member of the 
Congregational Church in Woodstock, and was afterward connected with the Ply- 
mouth Church, Brooklyn." 
I I 

William Richards Lawrence, M.D., a life member, admitted Jan. 25, 
1871, was born in Boston, May 3, 1812, and died in Swampscot, Sept. 20, 1885. 
His father was Amos 6 Lawrence, born in Groton. Mass., Apr. 22, 1786, and 
his mother was Sarah Richards, born in Boston, July 25, 1790. His grand- 
father was Dea. Samuel, 5 of Groton, born Apr. 24, 1754, who was son of 
Amos. 4 of Groton, born Feb. 19, 1715, who was son of John, 3 of Groton, 
born July 29, 166 7, who was son of Nathaniel, 2 of Groton. born Oct. 15, 1639, 
who was son of John," 1 baptized in England in 1609, and who came to this 
country a d settled in Watertown. 

His education was extended and thorough. At the age of eight years he was 
sent to the Groton Academy, where he remained two years. Then he entered 
the Public Latin School in Boston for a year, thence he went to Dummer 
Academy, Byfield, where he remained three years. Afterward he was a year 
at school in Gardner. Me. In 1828, at the age of sixteen, he went abroad for a 
finished European education. He was studying under accomplished teachers in 
Paris, Versailles, and in Spain for nearly four years. He returned home in July, 

He was graduated from the Harvard Medical School in 1845, and as a physician 
he has been largely engaged in charitable work through public hospitals. His 
life has thus been made exceedingly useful, and he will be mourned by many who 
have personally known his kindness, and enjoyed the benefits of his medical 
knowledge and skill. 

He was united in marriage in St. Paul's Church, Boston, Dec. 6, 1838, with 
Susan Coombs Oana, daughter of Rev. Samuel Dana, of Marblehead, Ms. From 
this marriage there were three sons: Francis William, born at Brookline, Nov. 
20, 1839; Arthur, born in same place, Aug. 22, 1842; and Robert Means, born 
in Boston, May 14, 1847. 

Hon. Amos Adams Lawrence, A.M.. brother of the preceding, a life mem- 
ber, admitted to the Society Oct. 15, 1847, was born in Boston, July 31, 
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230 Necrology of Historic Genealogical Society. [April, 

1814, and died at Longwood, Brookline, Aug. 22, 1386. lie received his bap- 
tismal name from Rev. Amos Adams, pastor of the First Church in Roxbury, 
1753-1775, lie was the son of Amos Lawrence, of Boston, by his first wife, 
Sarah Richards, of Dedham. His mother dying in his early life, he was sent in 
181S to the home of his grandparents in Grot on, where he remained till his 
father's second marriage, when he was taken back to Boston. 

He was fitted for college at the Putnam Academy, in North Andover, and was 
graduated at Harvard College in 1835, in a elassof 57. Among his classmates were 
Prof. Geo. J. Abbott, George Bemis, Esq., Prof. Charles Chauncey Shackford, and 
Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, LL.D. Very soon after leaving college, he was led 
naturally by his family connections into business, which grew into large and 
commanding proportions. His first instruction in this department was in the 
counting room of Almy and Patterson. But in 183 7 he begun business for him- 
self as a commission merchant. In a few years the firm was Lawrence & Stone, 
an>l later Robert M. Mason was associated with him. In these later years 
Lawrence & Co., at their store G3 Chauncey Street, were the agents for the sale 
of the. cloths manufactured by the Pacific Mills, the Cocheco Co., and the 
Salmon Falls Co. 

In 1841 he was united in marriage with Miss Sarah E. Appleton, daughter of 
Mr. • William Appleton. From this marriage there were sqyqii children. 

In 1848 he and his brother William R. Lawrence bought a tract of land in the 
town of Brookline, and in 1851 they established their residence there, giving the 
name of Longwood to that section of the town. 

In his father's house, Mr. Lawrence had before him an example of simple and 
noble living, joined to munificent Christian benevolence. In the Lawrence 
Genealogy it is stated, that between the years 1844 and 1854, Mr. Anios 
Lawrence gave away in wide spread charities more than $600,000, and all this 
was done in a most quiet way, with an entire absence of ostentation. The 
qualities of the father descended to the son. The man who has just passed away 
will be known and remembered as one of Boston's noblest citizens. He was 
admirable in the grace and simplicity of his manners. The law of goodness and 
benevolence was in his very look. Every one was at ease in his presence. Yet 
he was a man of high principle and an earnest defender of the right. His 
energy in resisting wrong in Kansas in 1858 will be ever kept in remembrance 
on that soil, by the city which bears his name. 

Edwin Thompson, Esq., a life member, admitted Nov. 6, 18G5, was 
born in Chnrlestown, Ms., Apr. 12, 1828, and died in Boston, June 17, 1886. 
His father wns Hon. Charles Thompson, State Senator and member of the 
Governor's Council, who was born July 9, 1798. His mother was Xancy 
Wyman, born Jan. 24, 1821, and who died Nov. 13, 1871, His earliest Ameri- 
can ancestor on his father's side was James 1 Thompson, who was admitted 
(with Bis wife Elizabeth) to the church in Woburn, 1633. From him the 
ancestral line ran through Jonathan, 2 Jonathan, 3 Jabez, 4 Timothy. 5 Timothy,' 3 
Charles, 7 making the subject of this sketch of the eighth American generation. 

He was never married, but continued to live at his old home in Charlestown, 
until the death of his mother. His sister, Mrs. Ellen M. Doubleday, wife of Mr. 
John G. Doubleday, of New York, furnishes the following brief and interesting 
sketch of his life: 

" His early life was spent in Charlestown, and he was educated at the public 
school. After graduating, he entered the counting room of Messrs. Seeomb & 
Bartlett, in Boston. He remained with them a few years; his health tailing in 
1849 he sailed around Cape Horn to Valparaiso, Chili, and on the voyage 
he acquired a knowledge of Spanish. Finding the climate congenial, he re- 
mained there nine years. During that time he was extensively engaged in the 
shipping business, in connection with his brother the late Charles Thompson, dr. 

" On his return to the United States, in 1858, he continued his Chilian business 
until the close of our Civil War, after which he went into the cotton business in 
Boston, in which he continued until his health again began to fail, causing him 
to give up all active occupation. lie made two tripa to Europe during this time. 
in search of health. 

1887.] JSTecrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 231 

" In 1881 he removed to New York city, and since then has devoted his time to 
his books. I may add he was a man of fine literary attainments, speaking several 
languages fluently, an expert chemist, and he possessed an extensive knowledge 
of mines and mining. 

" In social life his ready wit and fund of humor made him an agreeable com- 

Charles Dudley Homans, M.D., a life member, admitted May 6, 1869, 
was born in Brookfield, Mass-., Dec. 6, 1828, and died at Mount Desert, Me. , 
Sept. 1, 1S86. His father, John Homans, M.D., who was a leading physician of 
Boston, was born Sept. IS, 1793, and his mother, Caroline Walker, was born 
June 20, 1797. His grandfather, Dr. John Homans, was a revolutionary 
surgeon, and his great-grandfather, of the same name, came to this country from 
England about the year 1728. 

The subject of this sketch was fitted for college, in the Boston Latin School, 
and was graduated at Harvard College in the class of 1846, having a:nong his 
classmates a sjoodlv number of eminent men, including such names as Prof. 
Francis J. Child, LL.D., Prof. William Frederic Bridge, Prof. Calvin Ellis, 
Prof. Fitz Edward Hall, William Thaddeus Harris, President Charles Short, 
LL.D., of Kenyon College, and George Frisbie Hoar, LL.D. A brother of his, 
John Homans, M.D., graduated at Harvard in 1858, is also a distinguished 
physician; and a son, John Homans, graduated in 1878, is now a practising 
physician in this city. 

Dr Homans was united in marriage, May 6, 1856, with Miss Eliza Lee 
Lothrop, eldest daughter of the late Samuel K. Lothrop, D.D., for forty-two 
years the pastor of Brattle Street Church. From this marriage there were three 
children, the son above named, and two daughters, one of whom is dead. 

The Boston Journal of Sept 2 thus sums up the record of the honors which 
he has enjoyed, and of the good name which he has established for himself in 
this city of his public activities: 

"He was President of the Massachusetts Humane Society for two years, 
President of the Massachusetts Medical Society until two weeks ago when he 
resigned, and was a member of the first surgical start at the Boston City Hospital. 
At the time of his death he was senior visiting surgeon at the City Hospital. Those 
who have enjoyed the acquaintance of Dr. Homans, in professional or social life, 
will keenly feel the loss that the community has sustained. His large practice 
carried him into many circles, where he was not only esteemed as the good 
physician, but his kindly acts created many closer relations growing out of esteem 
for the man." 

For two years before his death, he had been suffering from poison received into 
his system, in his surgical practice at the City Hospital, and his death is probably 
traceable to this cause. 

Hon. Chester Alax Arthur, LL.D., Ex-President of the United States, 
an Honorary member, admitted Dec. 15, 1884, was born in Fairfield. Vt., Oct. 
5, 1830, and died at his residence in Lexington Avenue, New York City, Nov. 18, 
1886. His father was Rev. William Arthur, a Baptist clergyman, who came to 
this country from Ireland about the year 1818. He was of the Scotch-Irish 
stock, and was a graduate of Belfast University. He landed in Canada. He 
was united in marriage not long after, with Miss Melvira Stone, daughter of a 
Methodist, her parents opposing the match. At the time of the birth of his son 
Chester, the father was preaching to a little Baptist church in Fairfield, not very 
far from the Canadian line. He died at Newtonviile, N. Y. , Oct. 27, 1875. 

Like his father, young Arthur had to struggle for his education, and was grad- 
uated at Union College in 1848 in a class of one hundred He was one of the 
leading scholars of the class. He began the study of law soon after his gradua- 
tion, at the Bailston Law School. His law studies were diversified by teaching, 
in order to secure the needful money for completing his education. He taught 
for a time at North Pownal, Yt. In 1853, he went to New York city, and 
studied in the law-office of E. D. Culver. He afterwards became a law partner 
with Henry D. Gardiner, Esq. In 1855, Mr. Arthur, then only twenty-five 

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years old, was counsel in a suit, to defend the interests of a colored woman who 
had been rudely put off from the street car, simply and solely because of her 
color- Her rignt to ride in the street cars under our laws was clearly established 
in the courts, and from that time the habit, which had before prevailed, of for- 
bidding colored people the common use of the street cars in New York city, was 
broken and discontinued. 

Mr. Arthur was united in marriage in the year 1859, with Miss Ellen Lewis 
Herndon, a southern lady of graceful culture. She died in 1880. From this 
marriage there were two children, a son and a daughter. Chester Alan Arthur, 
Jr., a graduate of Princeton College, is now studying law in New York city. 
His sister Nellie Arthur is now sixteen or seventeen years of age. 

By the assassination of President Garfield, when Vice President Arthur was 
suddenly called to the Presidential Chair, great anxiety was felt throughout the 
country as to the result. But he rose to the high responsibilities thus laid upon 
him, with a dignity and ability that secured for him the thorough approbation of 
the American people. The papers in all rjarls of the country, North, South. East 
and West, since his death, have united in expressions of commendation for the 
•man and his administration with a unanimity that is remarkable. Of courtly 
presence and address, with a kind and generous heart, and a love of that 
which is just and right, his life at the White House was dignified, and emi- 
nently befitting the chosen ruler of a great people. 

Ariel Low, Esq., of Boston, a life member, admitted to the society June 9, 1870, 
was born in Essex, Mass., Sept. 29, 1803, and died in Boston, Januarys, 1886. His 
father was William 13 Low, born in Essex, Mass., April 19, 1781, d. Dec. 29, 1806, 
and his mother was Polly Giddings, born in Essex, Jan. 10. 1781, d. Feb. 19, L8G7. 

Ariel Low was a descendant in the 7th generation from Thomas 1 Low, who set- 
tled at Ipswich, Mass., as early as 1614, and died there Sept. 8, 1677 ; through 
Thomas- (who died April 1*2, 1712, a. 80) by wife Martha, dau. of Thomas and 
Margaret Borem an ; David* (b. Aug. 11, 1667, d. June 2, 1746) by wife Mary, dau. 
of Caleb and Mary Lamb ; Caleb* by wife Abigail, dau. of Thomas and Abigail 
Yarney ; William* (b. May 27, 1751) by wife Sarah Proctor; and William, his 
father above named. 

As a boy under ten years of age, he attended school at what was known as the 
Old North School of Essex. After that he was for some time under the care of Rev. 
Dr. William Cogswell, a graduate of Dartmouth 1811. afterwards secretary of the 
American Education Society, and the first editor of the Register. At the age of 
sixteen he left his home to seek his fortunes. In 1836 he came to Boston and was 
employed for four years in the firm of McConnell & Avery. In 1841 he went to 
New York and was employed one year by Mr. Loring Andrews, who then took him 
intop; rtnership. He did not get rich here, but was surrounded by good influencts, 
and was acquiring valuable business experience. He then returned to Boston and 
became a partner with his brother Gilman S. Low, in the hide and leather business, 
in which connection he remained till 1852. 

Then he went into the wholesale hide and leather business for himself, his place of 
business being 20 Blackstone Street. The crisis of 1857 tried him severely, but he 
passed through it without failure. In 1856 John G. Cary was taken in as a 
partner. In 1S62 Charles W. Hersey became a member of the firm, and later J. 
H. Merrill, and the firm name became Low, Hersey & Co. In July, 1865, the busi- 
ness was removed to Congress Street, and afterwards to its present locality in High 
Street. These later years were prosperous and successful. Mr. Low retired from 
active participation in the business in 1833. 

He was a man calm in his judgments, not easily moved by passion or prejudice, 
and one eminently to be trusted. He leaves a widow and five children. 

Francis Grigson, E-q., a corresponding member, admitted Oct. 7, 1885, 
was born at Whinber-h Rectory, Norfolk, England, Aug. 4, 1852, and died in 
London, Sept. 25, 1886. His father was the Rev. William Grigson, M.A., 
Rector and Patron ot Whinbergh with Westfield, Norfolk. The father had been 
a corresponding member of this Society chosen in 1853, when the son was 
only one year eld. His mother was Margaret Hales, born Nov. 23, 1817. The 
family traces its descent from Rev. William Grigson, M.A., Rector of Ilard- 
ingham, Norfolk, who died in 1G30, just as Gov. John Winthrop and his compa- 
ny reached these American shores. 

Hon. Charles Francis Conant, a resident member, admitted April 17, 
18S3, who died at Cambridge, Mass., July 26, 1886, was bora in Milford, N. H., 
Apr. 22, 1835. He was descended from Roger Conant, Governor of the Cape 
Ann colony and first settler of Salem ; through Lot ;~ Roger, 3 who moved from 
Beverly to Concord ; Israel ; 4 Israel, 3 who moved from Concord, Mass. to Merri- 
mack, X. H. ; John ; 6 Benjamin Israel, 7 who settled in Mdford, N. II. 

His father Benjamin Israel Conant was a prominent business man of Milford 
for many years ; he married 1st, Louisa Hammond Gutterson, of Milford, and 
2nd, Lucy Maria Crosby, of Amherst. Charles F. was the oldest of four child- 
ren by the first wife. He married 19 January, I860, Harriet Lincoln Shaw, of 
Canton. Mass., by whom he had three children, all of whom survive. 

Mr. Conant was educated in the public schools and academy at Milford, after 
which he continued his studies under private instructors. At the beginning of 
the war ho enlisted for three months, and helped raise a company of three months 
men. The company was not sent out of the state, and shortly afterwards Mr. 
Conant accepted a position in the War Department, at Washington, where he 
remained till 180-3, when he entered the Treasury Department. In 1870, after 
several promotions he became chief of the Division of Estimates, Warrants and 
Appropriations; and July 1, 1874, was appointed by President Grant, Assistant 
Secretary of Treasury. Mr. Conant is, with perhaps a single exception, the 
only person who has risen from the lowest grade, of clerkship to the second 
position in the Treasury Department. His long experience in the department 
and familiarity with the details of its management, enabled him to assume his 
new duties easily, while his faithfulness and geniality rendered his appointment 
acceptable to till with whom he was brought in contact. He continued in this 
position until March, 1877, when he was appointed by Secretary Sherman, funding 
agent of ihe Treasury Department, and directed to assume the general manage- 

1887.] JSFecrology of Historic Genealogical Society. 233 

The subject of this sketch was educated in a private school at East Dereham, 
Norfolk Co., kept by the Rev. Joseph Thompson, and afterwards at the Edward 
VI. Grammar School, at Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, which was under the 
charge of Rev. A. II. Weatislan. He was united in marriage at the parish 
; church, Clapham, Surrey, Aug. 2, 1881, with Ansa, younger daughter of the late 
John Edward Allsebook, of Worthing, Norfolk. From this marriage there are 
two children, a son and a daughter. 

The following from Notes and Queries, Oct. 10, 1885, as also an extract from a 
\ letter of J. Paul Rylands, F.S.A., to the editor of the Register, will give a 1 

distinct idea of the man, his tastes and habits. 

Mr. Francis Grigson, who died at his residence, 45 Alma Square, St. John's 
Wood, N. W., London, Sept. 2.3, aged 34, was a younger son of the late Rev. 
William Grigson, Rector of Whinbergh and Westfield, Norfolk, who was an 
indefatigable genealogist. Inheriting his father's tastes, Mr. Grigson relin- 
quished the commercial training which he had commenced at Lloyd's Bank in 
Birmingham, in order that he might adopt as a profession that with which he had 
for several years occupied himself as a pastime. Mr. Grigson worked con amove, 
and will long be remembered as an accurate and industrious genealogist, whose 
skill in overcoming the difficulties which form the charm of genealogical pursuits., 
was of a very high order. 

The letter of Mr. Rylands says: 

" You will be sorry to hear of the death of our friend Mr. Francis Grigson, at 
the early age of 34. He died of consumption of the throat, which reached his 
hings a few weeks only before his death. I saw him at the end of last year, and 
though he was cheerful and hopeful, his wife told me that there was really very 
little hope of his recovery. He was a remarkably industrious and persevering- 
genealogist,, and he seemed to have a special gift for unearthing hidden items 
of genealogical interest; his knowledge of the records in the various Probate 
Courts in England was really wonderful, and occasionally he discovered in them 
interesting records, the existence of which was unknown to their custodians." 

See Biography of Rev. William Grigson, his father, Register, July, 1881, 
vol. xxxv. page 287-8. 

234 Booh [April, 

merit and supervision of all business in London, England, arising from the re- 
funding of the National Debt. In this difficult and delicate position he was very- 
successful, and remained in charge of the London agency till Nov., 1879, when 
the refunding operations were completed. His correspondence with the Secretary 
of the Treasury during this period was transmitted to the House of Representa- 
tives and published in a volume, entitled. u Specie Resumption and Refunding 
of the National Debt " (Washington, 1880). j 

On his return to the United States, Mr. Conant retired to private life and 
took up his residence at Cambridge, seeking needed rest and relief from the cares 
of official position. He prepared a number of articles on financial subjects, which 
were widely published, among them a series of articles on the first national bank, 
or "Bank of North America" chartered by Congress in 1781, which appeared 
in "The Republic." In religious matters he was allied with the Episcopal 
Church, and was a Vestryman of St. James Parish, Cambridge, and several 
times served as delegate to the Diocesan Convention. He was a Past Master of 
Benevolent Lodge, A. F. and A. Masons, of Milford, N. II. , a member of 
Meriden R. A. Chapter, of Nashua, N. H., and of Columbia Commandery, No. 
2, Washington, D. C., and an Honorary member of the London (England) 
Statistical Society. 

Mr. Conant was widely and favorably known among public men, and was a 
personal friend of President Garfield. Had he chosen to continue in public life 
he could undoubtedly have secured an honorable and lucrative position. His 
courtesy and kindness to his subordinates were proverbial, though he could say 
"no" when occasion required. He was deeply interested in genealogical 
subjects, and his kindly advice and assistance have been a great help to the 
writer in the preparation of the family genealogy now nearly completed. 

Btj Fred. Odell Conant, Esq., of Portland, Sle. 


The Editor requests persons sending books for notice to state, for the information of 
readers, the price of each book, with the amount to be added for postage when sent by 

TAe Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island. By Jonx Osborne Austin. Provi- 
dence. 1S87. Large 4 to. Price .-j 10.00. Delivered to any Post office in the 
United States. Author's address, P. 0. box 81, Providence, R. I. 
The possession of the advance sheets of this work enables us to thoroughly under- 
stand its many merits. The author shows his appreciation of the skilful and 
laborious researches of the only writer in this country who may be considered as his 
predecessor by dedicating the work "To the memory of James Savage." He 
prefaces by the statement : " Any intelligent person is capable of becoming inter- 
ested in family history. This interest is increasing in this country to such an extent 
that a great desire is now manifested hy many for a fuller knowledge of their 
ancestry. Such a knowledge encourages truly democratic ideas by showing the 
universal brotherhood of the race. The material gathered in these pages was 
drawn from many sources. 

" It is presented to the reader by a clear method requiring but little explanation, 
though the plan is a comprehensive one and the arrangements in some respects 
original. There is no attempt made to give a record of persons whose stay was 
but a temporary one in tins colony. The towns annexed to Rhode Island in 1747, 
and later, are not considered to come strictly within the scope of this work ; yet 
many families in these towns are included, particularly in Tiverton and Little 
Compton, which were largely settled from the older part of the colony. In such 
cases the towns are reckoned as though always within the bounds of .Rhode Island. 
It is the hope of the author that this book may prove an incentive to many family 
genealogies, whereby the records of individuals mav be brought down to the present 

1887.] Book Notices. 235 

In view of* the modest and closely pruned statement of the author, it is interesting 
to note what the book actually is and contains. It is a large quarto volume of about 
450 pages, printed in brevier type, and equivalent to four volumes in octavo form of 
the same number of pages. The paper and binding are of excellent quality. The 
arrangement of families is so clear that notwithstanding the almost innumerable 
details included, as hereafter noted, the eye readily appreciates on a page (or in 
case of families carried to four generations on two pages facing each other), ail the 
members of all the generations given and their relations to each other, while the 
details of the text do not interfere with a rapid scanning of any family, if that alone 
is desired. 

The book gives the record of four hundred and sixty-six families, comprising the 
"settlers " previous to 1690. all carried to the third, and with ninety-three of them 
carried to the fourth generation ; and all thoroughly indexed. It gives the names 
of over 11,000 persons, members of these families ; records their births and, in all 
but the last generation, their marriages and deaths, and traces out their migrations. 
It gives abstracts of the settlements of more than 1100 estates and a great number 
of early deeds. It records the offices held by and public services of the earlier mem- 
bers of these families, and gives almost innumerable incidents of their domestic 
life as gathered from contemporaneous writings and official records. The author 
takes nothing from tradition. 

To the future historian and to all interested in the true home and public life of 
our ancestors this book will be invaluable, as here can be found in one volume what 
could be nowhere else obtained without a degree of research practically impossible. 
For instance, wc learn that Oct. 3d, 1632, John Whipple was ordered to give 3s. 4d. 
to his master, Israel Stoughton, of Dorchester, Mass., " for wasteful expenditure of 
powder and shot,'" — when he received a grant of land — when and where his children 
were baptized — when and where he and his wife joined the church — when he sold 
his land and to whom — when he removed to Providence — what land was given him — 
when he was chosen a %i deputy " — when he had license to keep an "' ordinary " — 
his military service and its results in booty — his will (in abstract) — the descent of 
his estate — that when he died in 1682, he had in personal estate £11 I Is. 4d.. viz. 1 
yoke oxen, 2 cows, 2 yearlings 2 two years, 2 calves, steer, 3 swine, feather bed, 7 
pewter platters, 5 pewter porringers, 3 old spoons, chisel, guage, augers, etc., and 
finally where he was buried, and where his and his wife's remains when later disin- 
terred were removed and now repose. That in 16S0, a son of his brought in a 
wolf's liead that he, the son, had killed "not far of the Town." That another 
son, in 1684, agreed to furnish the town (of Providence) with a pair of stocks of 
stout oak plank. That there was a quarrel among the representatives of another 
son, who died in 1711, as to the division of such son's estate, and how and why it 
was compromised (setting aside his will by mutual consent) rather than appeal to 
the law '• which would be greatly troublesome to all parties and great charge and 
would cause animosities of spirit and alienation of affection." And so on with the 
innumerable particulars of daily life in all these early families. 

We have spoken of Mr. Austin's reverence for James lavage, in whose path to a 
', certain extent he has followed. Mr. Savage was, excepting the meagre work of his 
predecessor, Mr. Farmer, the pioneer in this line of research. But Mr. Austin, 
coming at abater day, with greater resources, a more limited field, and above all, 
; with the assistance of Mr. Savage's work, has been able to glean more exhaustively. 
In the three generations of these families of which Mr. Savage treats, he was able 
to give particulars of 3. OSS individuals. In three generations of the families ot 
which Mr. Austin treats, he has been able to give us over 8,300 individuals. 

It mu3t not be supposed, because wc have spoken of the smallness of the field 
covered, that this book will be only of a local interest. Even in the period of which 
the work treats (some of the latest dates coming down to about 1760) wc find that 
numerous descendants of these families had migrated to Massachusetts, Connecticut, 
New York, the Jerseys, and further west nnd south, while to-day their descendants 
are numbered by the million, and scattered all over this broad land and in many 
foreign countries. 

It was a bold, we may say a hazardous act, on the part of Mr. Austin to attempt 
the task he has now completed after years of continuous and arduous labor. Only 
those acquainted with the diliieulties of genealogical research into the earlier genera- 
tions of the colonists can appreciate it. But now that it is completed it will serve 
I to stimulate and aid others, who not having his persistence, and perhaps lacking his 
facilities, have attempted to walk in the same paths and failed. 

236 Booh Notices. [April, 

This book will enable many genealogical works to be perfected that otherwise 
would remain unwritten, and thus fulfil the hope that the author has expressed in 
his preface. 

By Welcome Arnold Greene, Esq., Providence, R, I. 

The Western Boundary of Massachusetts : A Study of Indian and Colonial History. 

By Franklin LeonardPofe- Pittsheld, Mass. : Privately Printed. 1886. 8vo. 

pp. 62. 

In this paper Mr. Pope recapitulates the discoveries and explorations, by the 
Dutch, of the Hudson Paver and the lower waters of the Housatonie and Connecticut, 
their occupancy of the Valley of the Hudson in the vicinity of Albany, their rights 
to sovereignty by virtue of prior discovery, and states distinctly the grounds of the 
rival claims of both the Dutch and English to the country. He outlines the boun- 
daries of the territory belonging to the Mahican Indians at the time of these discov- 
eries, gives an account of the sales of their lands to the Dutch and English, 
together with much that is interesting relative to their somewhat obscure history ; 
all of which is pertinent and prefatory to the main subject — the determination of 
the line between Massachusetts and New York. Mr. Pope shows that the boundary 
disputes existed as early as 1659, and that the divisional line was semi-ofBcially 
determined, by the King's Commissioners, in 1664, at a general distance uf 20 miles 
east. of the Hudson ri\er, — a determination apparently acceptable to Massachusetts, 
and, curiously enough, the same which prevailed at the final establishment of the 
line, after the contentions of more than a century. 

Mr. Pope details the history of the patents for lands granted by the government 
of New York, the injustice indicted on the Indians, and the chicanery of the 
patentees in extending their boundaries far beyond the limits of their purchases. 
Of the patents thus granted, the Lower Claverack Manor was dishonestly made to 
extend to the Housatonie, while the Westenhook patent included lands on both 
sides of that river, and the Manor of Livingston embraced most of the present towns 
of Mount Washington. In these patents, extending far to the east of the 20 mile 
line, lies the foundation of the border conflicts, and the main source of the difficulties 
which attended the settlement of the boundary. 

As early as 1710, Massachusetts, having in view the occupancy of the wild lands 
of the Housatonie, appointed Commissioners and made overtures to New York for 
the establishment of the divisional line, but New York did not cooperate in the 
matter. In 1727. Massachusetts grants to her own citizens two townships of land 
on the Housatonie, and appoints a committee to lay them out, to purchase the land 
of the Indians, and to admit settlers. In 1724, the Indians, ignoring the claims 
which the patentees under New York grants might have to the territory, convey to 
the Committee a large tract bounding south on Connecticut and west " On ye Patten 
or Collony of Sew York. " Two years later, the Massachusetts men began to settle 
upon the lands, but were immediately molested by the owners of the Westenhook 
paten . New York then (1722) calls upon Massachusetts to desist S( until the line 
be fixed." Massachusetts complies ; instructs her committee to make no further 
settlements, and twice— 1730 and 1733 — appoints commissioners to join with New 
York in establishing the line ; but New York takes no action, and the settlements aie 
pushed forward with vigor. Again, in 1740, Massachusetts appoints commissioners, 
but New York declines on the^ground that she has no authority without " his 
Majesty's approbation." 

The course of New York in the matter seems vacillating and insincere. Later, 
troubles and conflicts at arms arose between the tenants on Livingston's Manor and 
their landlord— instigated by David Ingersoll, and abetted by Massachusetts men. 
But these condicts were not without some good effect, and in reality forced upon 
New York the necessity of establishing the boundary line. 

In 1753 and in 1751, New York appoints commissioners for that purpose, but in 
each instance with limited powers, especially in 1754, when she instructs them to 
include within her boundaries all the lands previously granted by her. This could 
not be assented to by Massachusetts, for the New York grants included a large part of 
Sheffield, Great Barrington and Stockbridge, which were then settled. The troubles 
on the border continue, and in 1755 Massachusetts lays out two townships — 'Laconic 
and Nobletown — the first mostly to the east, the hitter to the west of the 20 mile line, 
finally, in 1767, the King refers the matter to commissioners to be appointed by 
each province. Such commissioners were twice appointed, in 1767 and 1773. The 
last agreed upon, substantially, the 20 mile line; but at that time, and again in 

1387.] Booh Notices. 237 

1784, disagreements as to the variation of the needle prevented the running and 
marking of the boundary. The line agreed upon in 1773, was ultimately surveyed 
and marked in ITS?, by commissioners appointed by Congress. 

In this paper Mr. Pope has contributed a valuable chapter and much new material 
to the history of south-western Massachusetts, as well as to the adj icent territory in 
New York. He brings to light the fact, heretofore undiscovered by local writers. 
that the earliest settlements in Berkshire County were made on laconic mountain, 
by tenants of Robert Livingston, several years previous to the influx of Massachusetts 
men into the Housatonic valley. The paper bears evidence of earnest research ; 
abounds in notes and references to authorities consulted, and is accompanied by a i 

map of the country from the Hudson to the Housatonic, with the boundary line, and 
the several grants made by the government of New York. 

By Charles J . Taylor, Esq., of Great Barrington, Mass. 

The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the Town 
oj Dedham. Volumes I and 2, with an Appendix containing Records of Mar- 
riages before 1800, returned from other Towns, under the Statute of 1857. 103-5 — 
1845. Edited by Do.v Gleason Hill, Town Clerk, Member of the New England 
Historic Genealogical Society and of the Dedham Historical Society. Dedham, 
Mass. Printed at the office of " The Dedham Transcript." 1836. 8vo. pp. v.-j- 
286. Price §'2.25. 

This volume of town records is one of the most important publications of its kind,. 
and will be of constant use to genealogical investigators, as Dedham is one of those 
ancient towns from which numerous settlers went forth in the early days to estab- 
lish homes in other places, often in the untrodden wilderness. Toe fact that the 
entries are given verbatim from the original adds greatly to the value of the work, 
and the well known accuracy of Don Gleason Hill, Esq., the editor, who carefully 
compared the proof with the original, insures correctness. There are two entries of 
births as early as 1635, one year previous to the incorporation of the town, the 
first recorded birth being that of " Mary, Daughter of Jn ,J & Hana Dwight, borne 
25 of y e 5 m°," and from this time down to the year 1815, wheu the published rec- 
ord ends, there appear to be no gaps in the register, although it is evident that there 
must have been many births, deaths, and marriages in some years chat were never 
recorded. It seems that comparatively few marriages were omitted, and the In- 
tentions, which occupy pages 117-126 and 160-199, and. commence in 1749, will be 
found especially valuable in cases where the record of the marriage itself cannot be 

Fortunately the lists of deaths are much less meagre than is often the case in the 
older towns. In the appendix are the returns made in accordance with Chap. 84, 
see. 4, Acts of IS57, by the town clerks of other towns, of marriages solemnized 
in their respective towns, in which inhabitants of Dedham were concerned. The 
volume has a model index, is well printed, and the editor has thoroughly and ably 
performed his duties, upon which the value and success of the work largely depend- 
ed. The introduction by him gives valuable information as to the records them- 
selves and the old method of computing time. Since 1843 the births, marriages, 
and deaths recorded at Dedham have been regularly returned to the state authori- 
ties, and can be found at the State House. The citizens of Dedham, like those of 
Braintree and thet owns once included in its territory, have set an example which 
it is to be hoped other dwellers in ancient towns will follow, for it would seem that 
a reasonable amount of money could not be hetUT expended than in permanently 
preserving zhe old and invaluable records that have come down to us, and whose 
loss would be irreparable. 

By George K. Clarke, LL.B., of Need ham, Mass. 

Catalogue of the Relics and Curiosities in Memorial Hall, Deerfield, Mass., V. S. A. 
Collected by the Pocomtuck Valley Memorial Association. Deei field : Published 
by the Association. 1836. 8vo. pp. 103. . I 

The Pocomtuck Valley Memorial Association was incorporated by the Massachu- 
setts General Court on the 18th of April, lb70, for the purpose of *' collecting and 
preserving such memorials, books, papers and curiosities as may tend to perpetuate 
the history of the early settlers of this region and the race which vanished before 
them." Hon. George Sheidon, the compiler of this catalogue, was, we believe, the 
originator of the association, and its success is mainly due to him. He was chosen 
\ the president at its organization, and he still holds the office. 
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238 Booh Notices. [Apr 

In looking through this extensive and varied catalogue of relies and curiosities, 
we realize forcibly "how much can be done by historical societies in preserving me- 
morials illustrating the past history of not only t he .several localities, but of the 
state and the nation. This collection, we are told, is intended to be " not a scien- 
tific exhibition, nor an ordinary museum, but the direct memorial of the inhabitants, \; 
both Indian and Puritan, of this valley. No fixed system of carefully graded classi- 
fication is practicable, nor is it desirable. Many articles may seem trivial in them- }• 
selves, but as a part of the whole broad scheme of the projectors, the most humble - 
belong here as much as the most valuable. All have been the free donation of the 
people themselves, and it is a tribute to them as well as to the guardian spirit of 
the Association." 

Proceedings of the New England Methodist Historical Society at the Seventh Annual 
Meeting, January 17, 1887. Boston : Society's Room, 36 Bromfield Street. 1887. 
8vo. pp. 40. j 

The annual address at this meeting, which is here printed in full, was by Prof. 
Marcus D. Buell, S.T.B., of the Boston University, on "Pastoral Leadership." 
The subject is an important one to all denominations, and its value and methods 
are ably presented by Prof. Buell. The reports of Willard S. Allen, the librarian 
and treasurer, show that there are now in the library 2,678 volumes and 11,293 
pamphlets, making a total 13,071 ; and that there is a balance of about two hun- 
dred dollars in the treasury after paying all expenses, and several funds amounting 
in the aggregate to over eight thousand dollars. We have here also reports of the 
directors? and of the corresponding secretary, Rev. Ralph VY. Allen, D.D. ; the 
historiographer, Rev. Daniel Dorchester, D.D.; and of the committee on papers, 
Rev. Samuel L. Gracey, D.D., chairman. This pamphlet is an evidence of the 
prosperity, enterprise and usefulness of the society. 

Our Dumb Animals. Vol. 19, No. 10. Boston, March, 1887, 4to. pp. V2. Pub- 
lished Monthly. Price 50 cents a year. 
Humane Leaflets. By Geo. T. Angell. 8vo. Eight Leaflets, pp. 4 each. 

These are titles of publications of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Animals, incorporated in 1808, of which George T. Angell has been pre- 
sident from its organization to the present time. This society is an extremely use- 
ful one. Under the efficient management of President Angell and the aid of other 
benevolent people, it has done an incalculable amount of good. These publica- 
tions are designed to forward the interests of the society and inculcate the principle 
of benevolence to dumb animals. 


The Transcript of the Register of Baptisms of Muthill, Perthshire, from A.D. 1697- 
1847. Now in the Custody of the Incumbent and Vestry of St. James' 1 Episcopal 
Church, Muthill. Edited by the Rev. A. \V ". Cornelius Hallen, M.A., F.S.A. 
Scot., M. Hard. Soc, etc. Printed for the Subscribers bv Neil) & Co., Edinburgh. 
1887. Royal 8vo. pp. 204. Only 300 copies printed. Price 10s. 6d. Apply to 
Rev. A. W. Cornelius Hallen, The Parsonage, Alloa, Scotland. 

The editor of this volume, the Rev. Mr. Hallen, is the editor of " First volume of 
the Registers of St. Butolph, Bishopgate," London, and of the " Northern Notes 
and Queries," a quarterly antiquarian magazine, both of which works were noticed 
by us in January. 

Mr. Hallen informs us in his preface, that though printed transcripts of English 
parish registers are not uncommon, he is not aware that a single transcript of a 
Scottish church register of baptisms has been published before the issue of the 
present volume. "This is doubtless owing," he adds, "to the fact that most of 
them have been very irregularly kept. The registers of city parishes are to some 
extent exceptions, and probably the day is not far off when some of them will be 
published, for the value of such documents is now recognized by men of culture, who 
see in them not a barren list of names, but a key by which many a locked secret 
may be laid open. Apart from their value to the genealogist, they give informa- 
tion as to the presence of various trades in various localities, the social condition of 
the middle and lower classes in past centuries, the rate of mortality, and the rav- 
ages caused by those epidemics — the result of the unsatisfactory social condition of 

parochial registers of England are still in the custody of the parochial clergy ; but 

1887.] Booh Notices. 239 

in Scotland such as were kept prior to 1819, are collected in the Renter House, 
Edinburgh, where they may he examined on the payment of certain fees." 

The editor's projected series of London Parish Registers — of which one volume 
has appeared and another has been commenced — was commended to our readers in our 
last number. The Rev. Mr. llallen has added to the indebtedness which antiqua- 
ries owe him by the issue of.the present volume, which should have a deep inter- 
est for Scotsmen in America. We trust that he or others will give us other Scot- 
tish parish registers. We commend to our readers the preface of this volume, from 
which we have given a brief extract above. It contains much information about 
the parish at Muthili, besides some very suggestive remarks, the result of the edi- 
tor's study of old parish registers. 

Character Portraits of Washington as delineated by Historians, Orators and Di- 
vines. Selected and arranged in Chronological Order, with Biographical Notes 
and References. By W. S. Baker, Author of the iv Engraved Portraits of Wash- 
ington," *' Medal Lie Portraits of Washington.'' &c. &c. Philadelphia : Robert 
M. Lindsay. 18ST. 4to. pp. 351. With index and one illustration. 
There are here eighty-one different descriptions of Washington, many of them 
being so strikingly similar as to be somewhat wearisome to the reader, yet they serve 
to show the remarkable unanimity of the impressions conveyed to his associates by 
the li Father of his Country." The officers of the army of the Comte de Rocham- 
beau are generally more enthusiastic in this respect than others, the most noticeable 
perhaps being the description of Washington by the Marquis de Chastellux. 

But the work is not confined to the opinions of the native and foreign cotempo- 
raries of Washington. Judgments of many of the later eminent statesmen and 
writers down to the present time, are given with considerable discrimination. 
Among the more prominent of these pen portraits are those of Surg. James Thaeher,- 
author of the li Military Journal," the Prince de Broglie, Charles James Fox, John 
Marshall, John Adams, Fisher Ames, Thomas Jefferson, the Comte de Segur, Cha- 
teaubriand (who wrote a parallel between Washington and Buonaparte), Jared 
Sparks, Lord Brougham, John Quincy Adams, Guizot, Daniel Webster, Robert C. 
Winthrop, Richard Hildreth, John J. Crittenden, Theodore Parker, George Ban- 
croft, Washington Irving, William M. Thackeray, Edward Everett, George Wash- 
ington Parke Custis and^George William Curtis. 

Some opinions are ^iven which are not made the subject of special articles. The 
most interesting of these are the statements of the Marquis de Lafayette, Lord Corn- 
wallisand Napoleon Buonaparte. The first two may be found in G. "W. P. Cus- 
tis's description, the last in that of Louis Fontanes. Lord Cornwall is reported 
to have said at a dinner given at the American headquarters at Yorktown after 
the surrender: " And when the illustrious part that your Excellency has borne in 
tins long and arduous contest becomes matter of history, fame will gather your 
brighest laurels rather from the banks of the Delaware than from those of the Ches- 
apeake." Napoleon's opinion is also worth quoting. It was given in an order of 
the day to the troops on the announcement of Washington's death — ,k Washington 
is no more. That great man fought against tyranny. He firmly established the 
liberty of his country. His memory will be ever dear to the French people, as it 
must be to every friend of freedom in the two worlds, and especially to the French sol- 
diers, who, like him and the Americans, bravely fight for liberty and equality. The 
First Consul in consequence orders, that for ten days black crape shall be suspended 
to all the standards and flags of the Republic." 

Not the least interesting portions of this book are the short sketches of the various 
authors quoted which are appended to each article. The author has displayed con- 
siderable industry and research in the Compilation of these papers, which, it will he 
recollected, are obtained from European as well as from American sources. The 
single illustration forming a frontispiece is a reproduction of the rare allegorical 
print published at Philadelphia in 1800, with the funeral oration on Washington by 
Henry Lee. The book is well printed, and plainly but neatly bound in cloth. 
By O. B. Stebbim, Esq., of South Boston. 

History of the Toivn of Easton, Massachusetts. Bv William L. Chaffin. Cam- 
bridge : John Wilson & Son. 1886. 8vo. pp. xviii.+838. 
The thriving town of Easton, Bristol County, now containing a population of 
about four thousand souls, was incorporated in 17:2o, from a part of Norton, which 
was itself prior to 1711 included in Taunton, aud was known anciently as *' Taunton 
| North Purchase." 

240 Booh Notices. [April, 

As was the case in many other instances the distance from the meeting-house led 
to a petition to the General Court for a separate precinct and parish, and later for 
the incorporation of a new town, which was called Norton, and fourteen years after 
the new town was divided. 

The author gives a very valuable account of the topography of Easton, and of its 
early settlement, with brief notices of the settlers, many of whom were from Wey- 
mouth, Taunton, Bridge water and Braiutree. 

The ecclesiastical and military history is treated with much detail, and the in- 
dustries of the town, some of which have become famous, receive considerable 

In 1803, Oliver Ames, son of John Ames, who as early as 1776 had made shovels 
at West Bridgewater, established himself in that business at Easton, and laid the 
foundation of the great shovel works known since 137G as the Oliver Ames & Sony 

There arc biographical notices of prominent citizens, including Hon. Oakes 
Ames, Hon. Oliver Auits, Governor of the Commonwealth, and other members of 
this family, which has for a long period not only furnished employment to many of 
the citizens of Easton, but has made munificent gifts to the public, and evinced 
constant interest in the welfare of the town. 
4 In the latter portion of the book are sketches of many professional men identified 

with the place, and elaborate statistics of population and industry. The work is 
enriched with numerous fine portraits, views, and illustrations, among which may } 

be mentioned pictures of the oldest house in town,, built in 1717, of the Ames Free 
Library, Unity Church, and the great shovel works. There are excellent portraits 
of Major Anselm Tupper, a revolutionary officer, of Rev. Luther Sheldon, D.D., 
and of four prominent members of the Ames family. Very good maps accompany 
the work, it has a complete index, and is in all respects a town history that will 
compare favorably with the very best. 

The author tells us in his preface that the genealogical history of Easton has been 
carefully Collected, and that he expects it will appear in print as a separate volume 
before long. 

By George K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needham, Mass. 

The Bangor Historical Magazine. No. VIII. Vol. II.— February. 18S7. Pub- 
lished by Joseph W. Porter. Bangor, Maine: Benjamin A. Burr, Printer. 
Terms Two Dollars a year. 8vo. pp. 20. Published Monthly. 
This magazine was commenced in July, 1885. One volume has beep completed, 
-and eight numbers of a second volume have appeared. Its object " is to gather 
historical matter relating to Eastern Maine." The editor and publisher, the Hon. 
Joseph W. Porter, is wed known as an indefatigable investigator of local and fam- 
ily history; and in the twenty numbers of his magazine he has collected avast 
amount of interesting and valuable material for the history and genealogy of East- 
ern Maine. We commend the work to the patronage of >ur readers. 

Christianity the Key to the Character and Career of Washington. A Discourse de- 
livered before the Ladies of Mt. Vernon Association of the Union at Patrick 
Church, Truro Parish, Fairfax County, Virginia, on the Thirtieth Day of May y 
1886. By Philip Slaughter, D.D., Historiographer of the Diocese of Virginia. 
Washington: Judd & Detwciler, Printers. 1888. 8vo. pp. 32. 
The learned author of this discourse has made many contributions to the history 
of Virginia, particularly its ecclesiastical history, as the readers of the Fiegi^ter 
are aware. In this work he shows that the character of Washington was moulded 
by the church in whose bosom he was nurtured, and that we owe to Christianity 
the sterling qualities which made the " Father of his Country' 1 a trusted leader 
of his countrymen in their struggle fur freedom. 

Talks with Socrates about Life. Translations from the Gorgias and the Republic of 

Plato. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. 1880. 12mo. pp. xvii .-j-176- 

Price, bound, $1 ; in paper covers, 50 cents. 

This little volume, though anonymous, is by an author who has won a most 
enviable reputation among classical scholars by her previous translations of the 
Apology, Ci ito, and. Parts of the Phaedo of Plato, and also by a work entitled " A 
Day at Athens with Socrates,.'' 

The Gorgias occupies the greater portion of the book, and the author has clothed 


Booh 2\ ! otices. 241 

the words of Plato concerning human happiness and human life and destiny in t'.ie 
simplest yet best of English. The Republic, which consists of conversations be- 
tween Socrates and Glaucon, concerning the visible world as contrasted with the 
higher life, is full of beautiful and philosophical thoughts, and these translations by 
an author so evidently imbued not only with a strong love of the old classic writers, 
but also with a rare appreciation of great and grand ideas, will commend themselves, 
like her former works, to scholars everywhere. This work and its predecessors would 
also, we think, be useful and valuable additions to the (.'lass-books of the higher 
institutions of education, especially for young women, and as aids to the promotion 
of a taste for solid reading, as well as of a correct understanding of the best parts 
of Plato's philosophy, two objects of great importance. The subjects are ably in- 
troduced in the preface, and the explanatory notes in the back of the book are 
valuable. The printer and the binder have done their part to present the volume to 
the public in an attractive form. 
By George K. Clarke, LL.B., of Needha?n, Mats. 

Me moires de VAcadAmic des Sciences, Inscriptions et Belles-Lei tres de Toulouse. 

1866. Huitieme Serie — Tome viii. Toulouse : Imprimerie Douladoure — Privat. 

8vo. paper, pp. 892. 

This exceedingly valuable and interesting number of the yearly volumes of the 
Toulouse Academy is a gratifying example of the benefits arising from the combina- 
tion into a single association of diverse scholarly pursuits. Part I. presents papers 
upon Science, Literature and Mathematics, among which will lie found most enter- 
taining the articles on the Recruiting of Armies in the Roman Republic and the 
Military Reform of the Emperor Augustus ; War Songs of the Germans in the 17th 
and 18th Centuries ; Explanation of two songs of Catullus by some curious Roman 
marriage customs ; sketch of the life of Boufl'ard-Madiane, a prominent Erench 
Huguenot before the revocation of the Edict ; and the Compulsory Service in the 
German Army. Part II. contains an historical introduction to the text of the 
inedited correspondence (1285-1314) of Philip ie Bel. now first printed. Scholars 
in French history will find these letters important to a clear comprehension of the 
actions of this vigorous and stirring monarch in the march of events immediately 
following the final crusade. 

By George A. Gordon, A.M., Somervilk, Mass. 

Records of an A.ctive Life. By Heman Dyer, D.D. New York. Thomas "YVhitta- 

ker, Bible House. 1886. 8vo. pp. 422. 

This is an autobiography, or rather a diary, or journal of events in which the ven- 
erable author was an actor, and of which he could properly say he was himself a, 
large part. The journal has been revised and apparently transferred to the more 
attractive narrative form. The style is remarkably clear, direct, vivacious and 
simple. There is a mysterious charm about the book, n> <t easy to define, but which 
may be illustrated by saying that whoever takes it up v\ .11 find it diliicult to lay ic 
down till he has reached the end. 

Dr. Dyer was a native of Vermont, and passed through all the stages of the 
school, the Academy, and pedagogy, which he graphically describes, with methods 
and events which no longer recur, or have been greatly modified and changed in the 
last sixty years. He then became an undergraduate of Lvcnyon College in Ohio, 
then head master of a classical school, afterward a professor in the Western Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, and subsequently president of the i.nui: institution. In the 
process of years he became connected with the American Sunday School Union, with 
its headquarters in Philadelphia, and later he was the chief manager of the Evan- 
gelical Knowledge Society in the city of New York. 

His work in all these institutions is illustrated by a multitude of entertaining, in- 
structive and sometimes ludicrous but appropriate anecdotes. 'They cannot be re- 
produced in the brief space that can be spared for this notice, but must be read in 
the original to be appreciated and enjoyed. In the various and responsible posi- 
tions occupied by Dr. Dyer he came in contact with a large number of the promi- 
nent men in the Episcopal Church, particularly with those in what was then known 
as its Evangelical wing. His brief notice- of these men in the active work ol the 
church, illustrate their character and influence, and have really an important histo- 
rical value. 

The apparent facility with which Dr. Dyer raised large sums of money for great 
benevolent objects, illustrates the power of that element of human character which 
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242 Booh Notices. [April, 


we distinguish as practical common sense. This he had in an eminent degree, and 
•when he called attention to a great public charity in his frank, simple and prac- 
tical way, it was not easy for a benevolent mind to resist the appeal. 

As we have already said, whoever begins to read this volume will hardly lay it 
aside till the whole is completed, and he will rise from the perusal with some new r: 

inspiration, and the belief that a useful and even distinguished career depends pre- 
eminently upon an honest purpose, guided by plain common sense. !• 

The mechanical execution of the work is excellent, the type large and clear, and 
the volume is embellished with a line photographic likeness of Dr. Dyer. 

By the Rev. Edmund F. Slq/'tcr, A.M., of Boston. i 

Allegations for Marriage Licences issued by the Dean and Chapter of Westminster, 
1558 to 1899; also for those issued by the Vicar General of the Archbishop of Can- 
terbury, 1660 to 1(379. Extracted by (the late) Col. Joseph Lemuel Chester. 
LL.D., D.C.L., and Edited by Geo. J. Aruyt.\ge, F.S.A., Honorary Secretary to 
the Harleian Society. London : 1886. Super Royal Svo. pp. 359. 
Allegations for Marriage Licences issued from the Faculty Office of the Archbishop 
of London. 1543 to 1689. Extracted by (the late) Col. Joseph Lemuel Ceester, 
LL.D., D.C.L., and Edited by Ceo. J. Armytage, F.S.A.. London: ISfcB. 
Super Royal Svo. pp. 313. 
Allegations for Marriage Licenses issued by the Bishop of London, 1520 to 1828, i 

Extracted by (the late) Col. Joseph Lemuel Chester, LL.D., D.C.L., and Ed- 
ited by Geo. J. Armytage, F.S.A. London: 1887. Super. Royal Svo. Two 
Volumes. Vol. 1. 1520 to 1610, pp. 400. Vol. II. 1611-1828, pp. "420. 
London Marriage Licences, 1521-1869. Transcribed by the late Col. Chester, D.C.L- 
Edited by Joseph Foster. London : Bernard Quaritch., 15 Piccadilly. Part I. 
December, 1886. Super Royal 8vo. pp. 95. 

In a list of MSS. left by Col. Chester, which was printed in the Register, 
xxxviii. 17-18, No. IV. is described as kt Marriage Licences " in five folio volumes 
of about 400 pages each. These " Marriage Licences ?5 have now been printed by 
the Harleian Society, of whose Publications they make four volumes of the regular 
series, namely, Vols. 23, 24, 25 and 26. Nos. 23 and 24 were distributed to mem- 
bers in the year 1886, and Nos. 25 and 26 to members in the present year. The three 
first titles at the head of this notice, are those of these four volumes. The society has 
done and is doing a great work for genealogists, and we advise collectors of heraldic 
and geneaiogieal literature .to make immediate application for membership. The ices 
of membership are half a guinea for admission, and a yearly fee of one guinea. Ap- 
plications for membership should be made to the honorary secretary, George J. 
Armytage, F.S.A. , Clifton Woodhead, near Brighouse,Ycrkohire. Col. Chester justly 
said of these .MSS. : " They throw a flood of light on the genealogies of the diocese 
of London, and especially of London. 1 regard them as one of my greatest genea- 
logical treasures." To Americans they have a special value, as the extracts were 
made with reference to Col. Chester's genealogical researches into the English an- 
cestry of American families, as well as for use in preparing his great work, the an- 
notated Registers of Westminster Abbey. 

The copy of these Marriage Licences which Col. Chester had in his posses-ion 
when he died, was sold a few weeks after his death by his executor, to the late 
Mr. Leonard Lawrie Hartley for £500. After Mr. Hartley's death the MSS. were 
sold in London at auction, June 12, 1885, to. Mr. Bernard Quaritch, the London 
bookseller and publisher, for £315. Negotiations were entered into by the Harle- 
ian Society for purchasing these MSS., that they might be printed among the Pub- 
lications of that society, but the price asked, £361, was m »ro than the society felt 
justified in giving. It appears, however, that Col. Chester had made a duplicate 
copy for his friend — afterwards his executor — George E. Cokayne, M.A.. F.S.A. , 
Norroy King of Arms. This copy the Harleian Soeiety were able to purchase for 
£262 10s., and from it the volumes in their Publications were printed. 

On the failure of his negotiations with the Harleian Society, Mr. Quaritch decid- 
ed to print a limited edition of these " Marriage Licences " in his own way. viz., 
in strictly alphabetical order, which he considers " the only method of practical 
working value to the student." In the Harleian Society's volumes, the Licences in 
each registry are printed separately in chronologieal order, the vjlumeb being 
thoroughly indexed. In Mr. Quariteh's there will be one alphabet for all the Li- 
cences. There are advantages in both plans. Though we regret that there has been 
1 any misunderstanding between the parties, it is evident that the antiquarian pub- 

1887.] Booh JSToi 


lie will be gainers by it. One part of Mr. Quaritch's publication has been issued, 
and its title appears at the head of this notice. The work will be completed in the 
early part of this year, and will make a super royal volume of 900 pages, double 
columns. It will, we understand, contain a portrait of Col. Chester and a sketch of 
his life. The price of the work, bound in extra cloth, is £2 12s. 6d. to subscribers, 
and £3 3s. to non-subscribers. The editor of the work is Mr. Joseph Foster, who 
is favorably known to the literary world as a genealogist and antiquary. He is the 
editor of Collectanea Genealogica, and author of kt The British Peerage and Baron- 
etage,'' " Our Noble and Gentle Families of Royal Descent," and other meritorious 
works. Yv r e commend the book to the patronage of our readers. j- 

Collections of the Huguenot Society of America. Volume I. New York : Published 

by the Society. 1S86. Royal octavo, pp. lxxsviii.-f— 132-f-xlii. 500 copies printed. 

The Huguenot Society of America was founded May 20, 1833, and its first volume 
appears with commendable promptness. The character of the volume is al»o en* 
titled to our praise from the nature of its contents. It is not a volume of essays, 
remarks, addresses and ephemeral speeches, but one devoted entirely to original 
historical material, the sources of our history, the documents themselves It eon- 
tains: I. The Registers of the " Bglise Frangoise a la Nouvelle York," from 1G38 
to 1804, edited by Rev. Alfred V. VYittnieyer, Rector of the French ,k Church du 
Saint Esprit." II. Historical Documents relating to the French Protestants in 
New York, 1686-1804. The church records are printed verbatim in the original 
French of the records, and the subject matter of them is made the text of an inter- 
esting and exhaustive historical introduction by the editor, who traces the growth 
of the French Protestant Church in New York city. This subject is illustrated by 
views picturing the Second Church, built in 1703; the Third Church, 1834; and 
the Fourth Church (present structure), 18(53. A fuc-simile of a page of the records 
of 1700 also embellishes the article. 

The Documentary Records (second article) are in general reprints of documents 
germane to the subject, which have appeared in the series of New York Colonial 
Documents, hut they lose none of their value by this homogeneous arrangement in 
chronological sequence. 

The volume has an index of names with certain limitations, e. g., a name is in- 
dexed always when it occurs for the first and last times, and it may be again if it 
occurs at any important event, as at birth, death or marriage, or when relationship 
is mentioned, or when light is thrown upon the orthography. This plan seems 
cloying. It has no advantages to the mind of the reviewer, and the searcher after 
all the dates and details of a man would be surely obliged to examine the records 
page by page to satisfy himself that some important evidence had not been omitted 
in this pian of indexing. An index in a work of this kind must be complete. The 
general appearance of the work, as to paper, print and binding, is excellent, and it 
will satisfy the historical public that the Huguenot Society )f America have an im- 
portant field to develop, and the energy to utilize the materi ds. 

By Cha-lcs Edward Banks, M.D., of Chelsea, Mass. 

Biographical Sketch of David At wood. By Reuben G. Thwaites. Madison, Wis. : 

David Atwood, Printer and Stercotyper. 1887. Stu. 4to. pp. 37. 

This well written sketch, of the life of Gen. David Atwood, proprietor and editor- 
in-chief of the Wisconsin Stale Journal, published at Madison, is from the pen of 
the present corresponding secretary of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin. 

It is reprinted from the Magazine of Western History for February last. Gen. At- 
wood, who is now in his seventy-second year, is a native of Bedford. N. H., and 
learned the art of printing at Hamilton, N. Y. For most of the time since then, he 
has edited and published newspapers in the West. The Wisconsin State Journal 
was founded by him Sept. 2m, ISo-J, over a third of a century ago. He has been 
active in the affairs of his adopted state and city, and has won the respect of his 
fellow citizens. 

The Use of the Voluntary System in the Maintenance of Ministers in the Colonies of 
Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay during the Earlier Years of their Existence. 
By Samuel Swett Green. Worcester, .Mass., U.S.A.: Press of Charles Hamil- 
ton. Ibsfj. 8vo. pp. 42. 

This valuable pamphlet, on an important subject in the history of New England, 
is " the historical portion of the Report of the Council of the American Antiqua j 

244 Booh Notices. [April, 

rian Society, presented at the semi-annual meeting of the society, held in Boston. 
April 23, 1886." The work shows much research upon a subject concerning which 
little is known by the public. Both colonies used the voluntary system in the main- 
tenance of ministers during the earlier years of their exisienc/d, though later they 
were paid by town taxes. "'In Boston the plan of .maintaining ministers by vol- \ 

untary payments was never given up, and has been in use during the entire period 
covered by its history." 

Pitkin Fa/:> : ly of America. A Genealogy of the Descendants of William Pitkin, the 
Progenitor of the Family in (his Country, from his Arrival from England in 1659 
to 1880. With Additional Historical and Biographical Notes of the Family, etc. ; 
also Additional Notes of the Descendants of Martha Pitkin, who married Simon 
Wolcoli. Illustrated. By A. P. Pitkin. Hartford, Gonn. 1837. Super royal 
8vo. pp. xeiii.-f-325. Half mor. gilt. Price §10. 
The Ho Ulster Family of America; Lieut. John Rollister of Wether sfield, Conn,, 
and his Descendants. Compiled by La yfayette Wallace Case, M.D. Chicago : 
Fergus Printing Company. 18SG. Royal 8vo. pp.805. Prices: Cloth, uncut 
edges, £5 ; cloth, marbled edges, $5.50 ; half morocco, §7 ; full morocco, §8.50. 
When sent by mail 35 cents will lie added for postage. To be obtained of the 
author, No. 36 i North Franklin Street, Chicago, III. 
A History of the Belhune Family, together with a Sketch of the Faneuil Family. \ 

By Mrs. John A. Weisse. New York : Trow's Printing and Bookbinding Co. 
1881. Royal 4to. pp. 54+39. 
Genealogies of the Raymond Families of New England, 1630-1 to 1886. With a 
Historical Sketch of Some of the Raymonds of Early Times, their Origin, etc. 
Compiled by Samuel Raymond. New York: Press of J. J. Little & Co. 1880. 
8vo. pp. 298. 
The English Founders of the Terry Family. Edited by Henry K. Terry. For 
Private Circulation. II. K. Terry & Co., Publishers, 55 Ilolburn Viaduct. Lon- 
don, E. C, England. Post 8vo. pp. 44. 
Notes on Terry Families in the United States of America. By Stephen Terry, 
A.M., Member of the Connecticut Historical Society. Hartford, Conn.: Pub- 
lished by the Compiler. 1887. 8vo. pp. viii.-j-341. Price §3, post-paid. Ad- 
dress, S. Terry, P.' O. Box 1003, Hartford, Conn. 
Genealogy of the Family of George Marsh, who came from England in 1635 and set- 
tled in Hingham, Mass. By E. J. Marsh. Leominster : Press of F. N. Bout- 
well. 1887. 8vo. pp. 197-j-xxxii. 
The Family of John Perkins of Ipswich, Mass. Part II. Descendants of Deacon 
Tnomas Perkins. By Geo. A. Perkins, M.D. Salem : Printed for the Author. 
1887. 8vo. pp. v.-f-152. 
The Hakes Family. By Harry Hakes, of Wilkcs-Barre. 1886. 8vo. pp. 87. 
Ancestry of William Shipley Haines, with some Account of the Descendants of John 
and Joseph Haines and Colonel Cowperthwaite. Compiled by William Francis 
Cregar. Philadelphia : Patterson & White, Prs. 1887. Super B. 8 vo. pp. 85. 
A Short Account of the First Permanent Tramway in America. To which is added 
a Biographical Shetch of its Projector, Thomas Leiper, Esq. By Robert Pat- 
terson Robins. A.M.. M.D. Philadelphia. 1886. 8vo. pp. 13. 
The Ancestry of Daniel Bontkou. of Springfield, Mass. Compiled by John E. 
Morris. Hartford, Conn. : Press of the Case, Lockvvood & Brainard Company. 
1887. 8vo. pp. -29. 
Descendants of Samuel Woodward, of Bristol, Maine. Compiled by Frank E. Wood- 
ward. S. M. Watson, Publisher, Public Library, Portland, Maine. 1887. Sin. 
4to. pp. 14. 
The Descendants of Robert Ware of Dedham, Massachusetts. Boston : Press of 
David Clapp & Son, 1887. 8vo. pp. 39. 

We continue our quarterly notices of recent genealogical publications. 
The Pitkin Genealogy, whose title heads our list, comes to us in a handsome vol- 
ume on superior paper, in largo clear type, and elegantly bound. It has fifty illus- 
trations. Mr. William Pitkin, the immigrant ancestor of this family , came to New 
England from London, England, in 1659 and settled at Hartford, Ct. Many ol' his 
descendants have held high places in the state and nation. The best known arc 

1887.] Boole Notices. 245 


William Pitkin, born April 30, 1691. who wrs governor of Connecticut in 1706, and 
held the office till his death in 1709. and the lion. Timothy Pitkin, LI..!)., horn 
Jan. 20. 1760, author of a kk Political and Civil History of the United States." 
Gov. Pitkin, at his first election, was chosen by a majority " so great that the votes 
were not counted." Full biographical sketches of the more prominent individuals 
are given, many of thera being illustrated with excellent portraits. Much histori- 
cal matter will be found in this volume. One of the earlier chapters is upon the 
political affairs of Connecticut, and several are devoted to the history of Hartford, 
the ancestral home of the American Pitkins; its civil organization, its schools, its 
military organizations and its manufactures. They are illustrated by maps, views 
and fae-simiies of ancient documents. This volume, like the elegant work on the 
Wolcott family, noticed by us in April, 1882, and some other books, show how 
muc!i can be done by reproducing family relics to illustrate the manners and cus- 
toms of bygone days. 

The Holiister Family, the next book on our list, is a bulky volume of over eight 
hundred pages, handsomely printed in large type, with wide margins. The work 
is well arranged for reference forward and backward, so that the ancestr} 7 and 
descendants of an individual can be easily traced, as is the case in thy plan used in 
the Register, and some other plans. The author's mother was Eleanor Drake Hoi- 
' lister of the 7th generation, and Dr. Case has been very successful in collecting me- 

morials of the Hollisters, her ancestors and kindred. He gives full biographi- 
cal details of the prominent individuals here recorded, besides their genealogical 
record. Dr. Case commenced his researches in family history about seven years 
ago. He began, he tells us in his preface, by " making inquiries among his imme- 
diate relatives. Encouraged by his success and greatly interested in the early his- 
tory of the Holiister family, he resolved to embrace in his researches all the branches 
of the family in America. A correspondence with the members of the family was 
begun and perseveringly kept up until it reached nearly every part of the United 
States and even beyond, and requiring several thousand letters. Two visits to New 
England were made for the purpose of consulting the ancient town, church and pro- 
bate records." The result of this labor appears in the excellent volume before us. 
Dr. Case acknowledges indebtedness to Mr. William H. Upton, of Walla Walla, 
W. T., and several ether individuals. 

The book on the Bethune and Faneuil Families is a second edition of the work 
noticed by us in July, 1884, to which notice we would refer our readers. The book 
as originaily published consisted of an account of the JBethunes, translated from the 
French of Andre du Chesne, to which additions were made from family records and 
other available sources ; and a shorter account of the Faneails. To the present edi- 
tion has been added " The Refugee : a Story of New England Two Centuries Ago," 
in three chapters, being incidents relating to the Hunt family of Weymouth. The 
author, Mrs. Weisse. is the wife of John A. Weisse, M.D., of New York city, 
author of " Origin, Progress and Destiny of the English Language and Literature," 
published in 1878. 

The Raymond book is by Mr. Samuel Raymond, of Brooklyn, N. Y., formerly a 
merchant of Boston, and afterwards a resident of Andover. He has collected and 
* . arranged in this volume the genealogical record of over a thousand families. The 
first part of the book gives the descendants of Richard Raymond, an early settler of 
Salem, Mass., who was made a freeman of Massachusetts May 14, 103-1. Of this 
family was the lion. Henry J. Raymond of New York city, the founder of the New 
York Times, a member of Congress and Lieutenant Governor of New York state. 
Another portion of the volume is devoted to the descendants of John Raymond 
and his brother William, who settled at Beverly, Mass., in the middle of the seven- 
teenth century. To this family the author belongs, as does also Mr. Freeborn F. 
Raymond, 2d, a respected member of the legal profession in Boston. " The Ray- 
monds in History " concludes the work. It it embellished by several portraits and 
is well printed. It has good indexes. 

The two hooks on the ferry family are valuable additions to our genealogical lit- 
erature. The author of the first. Mr. Henry Kingsbury Terry, a descendant of 
Samuel Terry, who settled in Springfield, Mass., and a native of Plymouth, Conn., 
but now residing in London, Eng., made researches to trace Ids English ancestry. 
He was unable to do this, but he succeeded in discovering the parentage of two 
early New England immigrants of the name, Stephen Terry who settled at Dorches- 
ter, Mas-., and John Terry who settled at Windsor, Conn. The result of his re- 
searches is the collection of many records and facts of interest to those bearing the 
| name, and these are given in the volume before us. 

246 Book Notices. [April, 

The book on the Terry families of the United States is principally devoted to the 
posterity of Samuel Terry of Springfield, hut also gives descendants of Stephen <>f 
Windsor, Thomas of Freetown, and others of the name. The author, Mr. Stephen 
Terry, is an uncle of the author of the last hook, lie is a graduate of Hamilton 
College, and is in the practice of the law at Hartford, Ct. The gathering of ma- 
terials for this work, the prei'aee informs us, has occupied a portion of his leisure 
hours, at irregular intervals, for a score or more of years. His investigations seem 
to have been successfully carried out, and the result carefully arranged. The book 
is handsomely printed, and is well indexed. 

The hook on the Mai>h family is devoted to the descendants of George Marsh, an 
early settler of Hingham, Mass., who was admitted as a freeman of Mass ichusetts, i 

March 3, 1625-6, and died July 2, 1647, leaving a wife and four children. The 
author, Mr. E. J. Marsh of Leominster, has performed a good service in preserving 
the records of this family, and presenting them to his kindred in so handsome a 
dress. The book has a full index. 

The Perkins book is Part II. of the Descendants of John Perkins of Ipswich, 
Mass. The author, Geonre A. Perkins, M.D., of Salem, published the fust part 
over two years ago, and it was noticed by us in October, 1864. That volume gave 
the posterity of Quartermaster John Perkins of Ipswich, the oldest son of John 
Perkins, senior. This book is devoted to the descendants of the second son, Dea. 
Thomas Perkins of Topsfield. It is the author's intention to publish another volume, 
giving the posterity of the youngest son, Jacob Perkins. Like it^ predecessor, this 
volume shows thorough research, and is well printed and fully indexed. 

The next work is a genealogical record of the descendants of Solomon Hakes, who 
was a resident of Westerly, R. I., in April. 1709, and who married Anna Billings, 
of Stonington, Ct., January 16, 1718. The first persons bearing this surname in this 
country which the author, Dr. Harry Hakes, of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., finds, are 
Thomas Hakes, who died at James City, Ya., between April, 1623, and Feb. 16, 
1623-4; and John Hakes, who settled at Windsor, Ct., in 1640. Though the latter 
is known to have left posterity, the author's investigations convince him that 
Solomon was not descended from John of Windsor. The descendants of Solomon 
are scattered in various parts of the Union. The author is a native of Harpersfield, 
N. Y. His book is a credit to him. 

William Shipley Haines, of Philadelphia, whose ancestry is given in the next 
work, is a descendant in the 8th generation from Richard Haines, a native of 
Northamptonshire, England, who embarked for this country 1682,, but died on the 
passage. His widow with her family settled in West Jersey. Mr. Haines, of 
Philadelphia, is also descended from the families of Hollingshead, Stratton, Han- 
cock, Engle, Borton. Cowperthwait and Yard, and a genealogical record of Ins an- 
cestors in all these lines is here given. The work is handsomely printed. It does 
credit to the compiler. Mr. Cregar. 

The oamphlet by Dr. Robins, besides giving an account of the " First Permanent 
Tramvs ly in America," contains also a sketch of the life of its projector, Thomas 
Leiper, who was born in Scotland in 1745, and died in 1825, at Philadelphia ; with 
a genealogical record of his descendants. The tramway constructed by Mr. Leiper 
was finished early in IS 10. It was in Delaware County, Pa... and ran from Mr. 
Leiper's " stone quarries on Crum Creek to his landing on Ridley Creek," and was 
used till 1828. Its site, though it is in ruins, can still be seen. 

Daniel Bontecou,to whose ancestry the nest pamphlet is devoted, was a merchant ' 
of Springfield, Mass., who was born at New Haven, •Gt.', April 20. 1779, and died at 
Springfield Nov. 24, 1857. This is claimed to be '* A Record of Forty Generations 
extending through Thirteen Centuries." Mr. .Morris, the c aupiler, states that he 
is " absolutely certain that no links are missing." as he has been very careful in his 

Samuel Woodward, of Bristol, Me., whose descendants are given in the next pam- 
phlet, was the fifth generation from Walter Woodward, an early settler of Soituate, 
Ma?s. The pamphlet is reprinted from the Maine Historical and Genealogical Re- 
corder. It is creditable to the compiler. 

The Ware genealogy originally appeared in the last number of the Regtster. It 
is reprinted, in the pamphlet before us, with a preface, a tabular key and other ad- 
ditions. This family — in which more than usual interest is felt as one. which has 
furnished some distinguished divines and authors — has been traced with great care 
and thoroughness in the book before us. The work, which is by Miss Emma F. 
Ware, of Milton, is a valuable addition to the genealogical literature of our 

1887.] Recent Publications, 247 




Presented to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, to Mch. 24, 1887. r; 

I. Publications written or edited by Members of the Society. 

The Life and Services of the Honorable Maj. Gen. Samuel Elbert, of Georgia, by 
Charles 0. Jones, Jr., LL.D., and Address delivered before the Georgia Historical 
Society at Savannah on the nth of December, 1888. Printed for the Society. The 
Riverside Press, Cambridge. 1887. 8vo. pp. 48. 

The Record of Births, Marriages and Deaths and Intentions of Marriage in the 
Town of Dedham. Vols. I. and II. With an Appendix containing Records of Mar- 
riages before 1800, returned from other Towns under the statute of 1857. 1635 to 
1845. Edited by Don Gieason Hill, Town Clerk. Dedham, Mass. 1686. 8vo. 
pp. 286. 

History of the Town of Eastern, Massachusetts. By William L. Chaffin. Cam- 
bridge : John Wilson & Son, University Press. 1SS6. Svo. pp. 838. 

The Census of Massachusetts, 18S5, prepared under the direction of Carroll D. 
Wright. Vol. I. Population and Social Statistics. Part I. Boston : Wright & 
Potter Printing Company, State Printers, 18 Post Office Sep 1537. Svo. pp. 684. 

Christianity the Key to the Character and Career of Washington. By Philip 
Slaughter, D.D. Washington: Judd & Detweiler, Printers. 1886, Svo. pp. 32. 

The Western Boundary of Massachusetts : A Study of Indian and Colonial His- 
tory. By Franklin Leonard Pope. Pittsfield, Mass. : Privately Printed. 1886. 
Svo. pp. 62. 

II. Other Publications. 

In Memoriam. Rev. Dr. Isidor Kalisch, of Newark, N. Jersey. 1886. Svo. pp. Go. 

Before the Board of Visitors of Andover Theological Seminary. Arguments on 
behalf of the Complainants in the matter of the Complaint against Egbert C. Smyth. 
Heard Dee. 28, 29. 30, 31, 1886. Boston : Rand Avery Company, Franklin Press. 
1887. 8vo. pp. 189. 

The Andover Defence. Defence of Prof. Smyth ; Arguments of Professor Theo- 
dore W. Dwigbt, Professor Simeon E. Baldwin, lion. Charles Theodore Russell and 
Ex-Gov. Gaston ; Evidence introduced by the Respondent Dec. 28, 29, 30. 1888 ; 
together with the Statements of Professors Tucker, Harris, Hincks and Churchill 
Jan. 3, 1887. Boston : Cupples, Upham and Company. 1887. Svo. pp. 315. 
Price $1.25. 

Report of the Committee in charge of the Friends' Free Library and Reading 
Room, Germantown. Philadelphia. 1887. Svo. p. 23. 

Eighty -first Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society in the City of 
New York, at Delmonico's, Dee. 22, 1866. Svo. pp. 93. 

The Mode of Altering the Constitution of Rhode Island, and a Reply to Papers 
by Honorable Charles S. Bradley and Honorable Abraham Payne. By W. P. 
Sheffield. Newport, R. I. : Davis & Pitman, Printers. 1887. Svo. pp.44. 

Elder-Moderatorship. A Discussion of the Elder-Moderator Overtures by E. R. 
Monfort, LL.D. and W. C. Gray, Ph.D. Published at the Office of the " Herald 
and Presbyter," 178 Elm Street, Cincinnati, Ohio. 1887. 8vo. pp. 48. 

Transactions of the Oneida Historical Society, at Utica, 1885-1338. Utica, N.Y.: 
Printed for the Society. Ellis H. Roberts & Co., Printers. 1886. Svo. pp. 117. 

Connecticut State Register and Manual, 1887. Compiled by the Secretary of 
State. Pre-s of the Case, Loekwood & Brainard Co., Hartford, Conn. 8vo. pp. 308. 

Note on the Spurious Letters of Montcalm, 1759. By Justin Winsor. From 
the Proceedings of the Massachusetts Historical Society, January, 1887. Cam- 
bridge : John Wilson & Son. University Press. 1687. Svo. pp.6. 

Proceedings of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted 
Masons of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Special Communications August 
26, October 13, 1836. Quarterly Communications September 8, 1866. . . .Boston: 
Press of Rockwell & Churchill, 39 Arch Street. 1686. Svo. pp. 71—117. 

Vol. IV. New Series, Part III. Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 
at the Annual Meeting held in Worcester October 21, 1886. Worcester: Press of 
Charles Hamilton, 311 Main Street. 1887. Svo. pp. 167-251. 

Pioneer Collections. Report of the Pioneer and Historical Society of the State of 
Michigan, together with Reports of County, Town and District Pioneer Societies. 



em as. 


Vol. IX. Lansing : Thorp & Godfrey, State Printers and Binder?. 1836. Svo. 
pp. 693. 

The Sources of the Mississippi, their Discoverers real or pretended. A Report by 
the Hon. James H. Baker, read before the Minnesota Historical Society, February 
8, 1887. Minnesota Historical Society Collections, Vol. VI., Parti. St. Paul, 
Minn. : Brown, Tracy & Co., Printers. 1837. Svo. pp. 23. 

The Trial of the Rhode Island Judges, an Episode touching Currency and Con- 
stitutional Law. A Dissertation by John Winslow, read before the Brooklyn Re- 
publican League and the Rhode Island Historical Society. Brooklyn: George 
Tremlett, Printer, 303 Fulton Street. 1837. Svo. pp. 2-1. 

Proceedings at the Seventh Annual Meeting and Seventh Annual Dinner of the 
New England Society in the City of Brooklyn. Officers, Directors, Council, .Mem- 
bers, Standing Committees and By-Laws of the Society. Brooklyn. 1857. 
870. pp. 74. 


Joseph Haines died at his home (19 Sa- 
chem Street), Lynn, Mass., Saturday 
morning, March 5th, 1837, honored and 
respected by his fellow citizens, aged 
79 years, 8* months and 1 days. He 
was born in Salem, Mass., July 1, 1807, 
and was the eldest child of Joseph and 
Martha Griffin (Dwinell) Haines, of 
Salem, Mass., and Loudon, N. If., and 
the sixth in lineal descent from Deacon 
Samuel Haines, of Portsmouth, X. H., 
the English emigrant, who came to New 
England in 1635. His parents removed 
from Salem to Londonderry in 1810, 
and located in Loudon, X. II., in 1813, 
where his grandfather Matthias Haines 
had settled in 1798, and where his 
father Joseph died Nov. 29, 1838. He 
received an academic education at Gil- 
manton Academy. In IS 31 he left Gil- 
rnanton. N. II., for Salem, Mass,, and 
ti named in his native town until 1833, 
when he located in Lynn, where his 
home has been since. 

He married. Get. 24, 1838, Mary, dau. 
of Samuel and Hannah (Bassett) Neal, 
of Lynn, bora June 2S, IS 08, and died 
January 28, IS 62. Their children are 
Joseph Warren, Samuel Edwin Neal, 
and Martha Ann, all residents of Lynn. 
His surviving brothers are John Kit- 
tredge, of Lansing, Iowa ; Sylvester 
Henry, of Caledonia, Dakota ; and An- 
drew Mack, of Galena, 111. 

Mr. Haines was engaged in mercan- 
tile business for several years in Lynn 
from 1831, and until 18-33 was interest- 
ed in business in Galena, 111., with his 
youngest brother, and during President 

Pierce's administration was an officer 
in the Boston Custom House. 

In 18.50—51 he represented Lynn in 
the State legislature. He took a great 
interest in the cause of education, and 
was for many years an active member 
of the school committee of Lynn, and 
for the past six years has been elected 
assistant assessor of his own ward (4), 
declining a re-election last December 
on account of ill health. 

He was a worthy member of the Soci- 
ety of Friends for nearly sixty years, 
and in politics was a life long democrat, 

For family pedigree, see E-egisteh, 
vols, xxiii. pp. 118-9 ; xviii. p. 91 ; and 
xxvii. p. 22-5. a. m. n. 

Prof. Charles Short, LL.D., died in 
New York city, Dec. 24, 1SS6, aged 65. 
He was born* at Haverhill, Mass., in 
1821, and was graduated at Harvard 
College in 1816. He was president of 
Kenyan College at Gambier, Ohio, from 
1863" to 1867, and since 1S63 has been 
professor of Latin in Columbia College. 
His thorough scholarship well littecl 
him in aiding in the revision of An- 
drews's edition of ,; Freund's Latin 
Dictionary," with which his name will 
be permanently associated. He was a 
member of the American committee on 
the revision of the Bible, and he wrote 
for the American Journal of Philology 
several important articles upon tins 
subject. Professor Short was a vestry- 
man of St. Thomas's Church, and a 
member of the Century Club. 

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read Northamptonshire. 


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By the Rev. Ixciiease N. Tarbox, D.D., of West Newton, Mass. 

npHE subject of tliis sketch was one of the early members of the 
JL New England Historic Genealogical Society, and followed its 
fortunes through nearly the whole period of its existence. He was 
admitted in 1853. He has been a valuable member. Though not 
often present at our monthly meetings, he has been thoroughly con- 
versant with our work and deeply interested in it. He has also been 
ready to lend a helping hand financially from time to time as occasion 
called. He was a generous contributor to the building fund in 1870, 
and to the Library fund in 1871. 

Mr. Leonard was born, June 1, 1814, in the town of Sturbridge. 
j His father was the Rev. Zenas L. Leonard, a well educated and 
prominent Baptist minister of his day, born in Bridgewater, Mass., 
Jan. 16, 1773, graduated at Brown University in 179-1, and pastor 
of the Baptist Church in Sturbridge for the long period of thirty- 
six years, 1796-1832. He died June 24, 1841. According to 
the fashion of the times, he was a farmer as well as a minister, and 
also an educator, receiving young men into his family to be trained 
for business or for professional life. Brought up thus in a literary 
atmosphere and conversant with books, young Manning often re- 
gretted in after year- that he did not follow the course of his elder 
brother in seeking a public education. His mother was Sally Fiske, 
born in Sturbridge, April 4, 1782. She survived her husband twen- 
ty-seven years, dying at the age of 8(3, July 18, 1868. She was de- 
scended from one of the ancient families of the town, who gave the 
name " Fiske Hill " to the quarter of the town where they resided. 

The earliest American ancestor of Mr. Leonard was Solomon 1 and 
wife Mary, of Duxbury. From him the line runs through Jacob 2 
and Phebe Chandler ; Joseph 3 and Martha Oreutt ; Joseph 4 and 
Mary Packard; David 6 and Mary Hall. To these we add (to 
make the line complete) Zenas Lockwood 3 and Manning. 7 

The town of Southbridge was incorporated Feb. 15, 1816, be- 
vol. xli. 22 

250 Manning Leonard. [$u\j 7 

fore he readied the years of remembrance. Here his early edii- 
cation went on in the public schools and in his father's house. 
He was also introduced to an out-door practical education on 
his father's farm, and this style of culture for the great ends of 
life was not inferior to the other. He was thus made practically 
acquainted with the sights and sounds and objects of nature, with 
the birds of the air, the beasts of the field, the trees of the forest, 
and with the great forces which rule in the material world. A 
child whose early years are confined within city walls, however 
great may be his advantages for schools and the culture of books, 
for galleries of art and science, still lacks some of the most impor- 
tant points of an early education. 

In this general wav the first fifteen or sixteen years of youns: 
Leonard's life were passed. Then for his education in higher 
branches of study he was sent to xlmherst Academy. This was an 
institution which preceded the existence of Amherst College, and 
out of which the college in some measure grew. He entered this 
school in the autumn of 1831 not very far from the time when 
Rev. Simeon Colton, D.D., took the charge of it. Mr. Colton, 
a native of Longmeadow, was a graduate of Yale College in 1806, 
had been ten years pastor of the Congregational Church at Pal- 
mer, Mass., and ten years principal of Monson Academy before 
he took charge of the Academy at Amherst. He was one of the 
most successful educators of his day. He was, in different places, 
employed about thirty years as the head of classical academies, and 
was afterwards for a time president of Clinton College, Mississippi. j 

He lived on to great age, dying in North Carolina in 18 G8, in his 
85th year. A very large number of young men were thoroughly 
fitted for college under his instruction, and a still larger number 
were prepared to act well their part in life. We happen to know 
that ia the one year 1825, fourteen young men passed from under 
his instruction at Monson Academy to enter college, of whom eight 
went to Yale and six to Amherst. The writer has often met men 
who received their academical instruction from Dr. Colton, and they 
were always ready ro testify their profound gratitude for the influence 
which he exerted upon them intellectually and morally. That young 
Leonard valued his privileges at Amherst, and that his teachers and 
the people of the place thought well of him, is shown in the fact that 
he was invited back to Amherst to be a teacher. He did not, how- 
ever, choose to give himself to the occupation of teaching, but chose 
rather a business life. 

He went first to Xew York city, and became for a time a clerk in 
the dry-goods store of Tiffany, Anderson & Co. In 1835, which 
was the year of his majority, he went to Xoblesville, Ind., and made 
a beginning of business on his own account. In 1836 he removed 
to Madison, Ind., and in 1838 formed a partnership with George M. 
Phelps, under the firm name of Leonard & Phelps, for the sale of 

1887.] Man ning Leon ard. 25 1 

dry goods. In 1844 this connection was dissolved and he returned 
to his native town, primarily to take the place of secretary and trea- 
surer in the Central Manufacturing Company, of which his father- 
in-law, Mr. Ebenezer Davis Ammidown, was then the owner. 

This position he held for a time, and then entered into partner- 
ship with Mr. Chester A. Dresser for the manufacture of cotton 
cloth and delaines at the Central Mills in Southbridge. This busi- 
ness proved highly prosperous and remunerative. 

While Mr. Leonard was living at the west, he came back to his 
old home in Massachusetts for his wife. He was united in raar- 
! riage Sept. 15, 1840, with Miss Mary F, Ammidown, daughter of 
I Ebenezer D. and Rebekah (Fisher) Ammidown. This marriage 
proved an eminently happy one, and contributed in a high degree to 
the prosperity and comfort of his life. From this marriage there 
were seven children, of whom five, two sons and three daughters, 
with their mother, arc now living. One of these sons is Mr. Ber- 
I nard A. Leonard, now an active and substantial citizen of South- 
bridge. The other son, who chose a professional life, is Dr. 
Charles Henry Leonard, of Providence, R. I. 

In Mr. Leonard there does not seem to have been any narrow 
or technical spirit, setting form above substance and religious 
rites above Christian character. He hud a very broad, catholic 
nature, looking at all things in the light of common sense and 
reason, and not through the eyes of personal or ancestral preju- 
dice. He first connected himself with a Presbyterian church 
while he was living at Madison, Ind. His wife united with the same 
church at the same time. This was in 1842. On his return to the 
east in 1844, he and his wife connected themselves with the Con- 
gregational Church of Southbridge. He held in great honor the 
early fathers of New England, the Puritans of the Massachusetts 
Bay and the Pilgrims of Plymouth, especially tie latter. His son 
in a letter tells how his father delighted to linger around old Ply- 
mouth and to wander along- its shores, calling to mind the scenes of 
1620 and of the years that followed. This ancestral New England 
spirit was very strong within him, and made him naturally at home 

in the Congregational Q\ 


Mr. Leonard's wife in a letter says : 

In looking hack over Mr, Leonard's early life, I can see that his love for 
his family and kindred led him to gather ail die items of interest regarding 
them, and, as he had leisure, he was preparing a history of the Leonard 
family, which he was unable to finish. His son and daughter hope to com- 
plete the work. 

It will be borne in mind, as has already been stated, that Mr. 
Leonards earliest American ancestor was Solomon of Duxbury, 
and it was doubtless a special pleasure to him to trace a family line 
back to that point. 

252 Manning Leonard, [July, 

ard's diameter was its nice balance and adjustment, making him 
wise in counsel and judicious in action. This feature of his 
character seems to have impressed itself strongly upon his fellow- 
citizens, so that they were wont to look at him as a leader and 
guide in public enterprises. The high character and dignity of 
many of our old Xew England townships have been determined 
largely by the presence and activity of a few such men. Without 
assuming to be leaders, they became natural leaders by their own clear 
intelligence and worth. A writer in the Southbridge Journal of 
August 7, 1885, whom we understand to be Mr. George H. Mel- 
len, of Worcester, happily illustrates these features of his character 
in the following paragraphs : 

Maiming Leonard was a man of rare qualities. As a business man he 
was remarkably energetic and reliable. His word was as good as his bond. 
His unswerving honesty and integrity made him respected by all his busi- 
ness associates. While he was conservative in his business methods, he did 
not lack that enterprise which insures success. He never rushed into any 
scheme because it promised large returns, but carefully investigated before 
taking any steps. After a full investigation and the forming of a conclu- 
sion, he was persistent in his purpose until it was accomplished. He was 
a methodical man. Every hour had its own duties, which were punctually 
performed. Success in business came to him because he earned it and de- 
served it. I 

In public life Mr. Leonard occupied a high place. At different times he 
was called by his fellow-citizens to fill almost all the local offices in their 
gift. He took a most active part in the establishment of a free public libra- 
ry, and was an efficient member of the library committee from the founda- 
tion of the library in 1871 to 1885. For many years he was secretary of 
the committee, and his records are models of conciseness and neatness. In 
18G9 he represented his district in the general court of the commonwealth. 
He filled the office of justice of the peace from 1849 to 1883. The duties 
of every public office he ever held were discharged with fidelity to the best 
interests of the community he served, and with honor to himself. He was 
a prime mover in the establishment of the Southbridge Savings Bank, and 
was elected clerk of the corporation from 1848, when it was organized, to 
the time of his death. He was a director in the Southbridge National 
Bank, a position he held since 1849. Both these financial institutions de- 
plore the loss of a keen, far-sighted man, whose services, freely rendered, 
were of inestimable value to them in the safe conduct, of their business. 

We obtain some very distinct glimpses of Mr. Leonard's charac- 
ter from certain sentences in a letter from his son, which is not copied 
continuously but culled here and there for such passages as seem 
to serve our purpose. The son says : 

From a child he seemed to have the talent to gather knowledge in a 
definite way, and to hold this knowledge in a specific manner. He did a 
good deal of advisory and suggestive work for the benefit of his neighbors 
und friends, for which he never expected any reward, and sometimes per- 
haps people did not thank him for as much information us he felt benefi- 
cently inclined to give them. 

1887-1 Manning Leonard. 253 

In his desire for pecuniary gain, not one dollar came to him by acting 
on any other than his constant rule of doing to others as he would wish 
them "to do by him, if the place of buyer was that of seller. He was a 
Straight-forward, positive, thorough man, yet he did not push his way 
or crowd others as he moved through the world. People came to him for 
a "Teat many facts that they had no business to suppose he know or under- 
stood, but as they believed somebody knew them, they thought he must be 
the man. He was one who believed in woman, and it hurt him keenly to 
hear or know of any one who was not loyal to his own hope and trust in 
her. His love of home was strong, and although lie rambled somewhat 
widely for a man in his line of business, yet he had the home spirit deeply 
implanted in him. His love of children made him a favorite with them. 

These little side-lights from one who was in daily companionship 
with him, enable us to see how pure and true a man Mr. Leonard 
was, and how noble and beneficent was his life. 

He left business in 18 Go because of failing health, and in 1864 
made a journey abroad, travelling through Great Britain, France 
and Switzerland. This journey was a source of very great pleasure 
and instruction to him, and he returned much improved in health, 
but not fully restored. His life at home now was one of compara- 
tive ease and quiet, except that he had become so much of a public 
man that a great many important interests claimed his attention. 

In 1874, with his wife, he made another more extended visit in 
Europe, adding Germany and Italy to the countries before visited. 

Mr. Leonard was a careful giver, and bestowed his money accord- 
ing to his best judgment. He was especially interested in worthy 
young men who were trying to obtain an education for the ministry. 
As his own father and an uncle were educated ministers, and as he 
was an active member of the church, it was natural that lie should 
look with a kindly eye upon young men seeking this profession. A 
large number of young men of this class received aid and comfort 
from his helping hand, while they were making thoir toilsome jour- 
ney through the Academy, the College, the Seminary. 

In addition to his long membership in our Society, he was also a 
member of the Worcester Society of Antiquity. 

During the last thirty years of his life, Mr. Leonard was, to 
some extent, an invalid. Several times from 185(3 he was in the 
Massachusetts General Hospital to be treated for a chronic compli- 
cated disease, and he left business in 1863 because of failing health. 
But his illness was not of so serious a kind as to prevent his giving 
active attention to all passing interests, political, financial, social, 
moral, religious. As to the sickness immediately preceding his de- 
parture, and the scenes connected with his death and burial, we 
prefer to quote again from the writer in the Southbridrje Journal, 
who was minutely acquainted with the facts. He says : 

In the winter of 1884-5 he was prostrated by a severe sickness, and al- 
though he partially rallied, still he never recovered his strength. His last 
VOL. xli. 22* 

254 Manning Leonard* [July, 

illness was not of long duration, but he suffered greatly. On Friday, July 
\ 31, 1885, surrounded by his family, he passed away. His funeral was at- 

tended at his late borne on Monday, August 3, by a large number of 
relatives and friends. All mourned as at the loss of one whose place 
would-be hard to fill. 

In his death the community loses a large-hearted, philanthropic citizen. 
His family lose a devoted husband and a kind and indulgent father. 

His life furnishes an example worthy of imitation. He was evidently a 
self-made man, and the story of his life should be a stimulus to all, espe- 
cially the young, to live up to the standard of excellence which he attained. 

The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Joseph Daniel- 
son, his pastor, who has had charge of the Congregational Church 
in Southbridge for the last ten years ; Rev. Jeremiah E. Fullerton, 
then pastor of the Congregational Church in Hopkinton, but now- 
settled at Brighton, and by Rev. G. Easterbrook of the Baptist 
Church, Southbridge. The Rev. Mr. Danielson spoke in substance 
as follows : 

In person Mr. Leonard was venerable even beyond his years— a marked 
man in appearance, leading strangers to ask, " Who is that? " Not less con- 
spicuous was he in his life. There was scarcely any interest in the commu- 
nity, national, educational, political or moral, with which he was not promi- 
nently identified. For a period of twenty years he was an active member 
of one of the oldest manufacturing corporations in town. He was director 
in both the Southbridge National aud Savings Banks. For many years he 
was a member of the School board. He was one of the founders of the 
Public Library, and served on the committee for a period of fifceen years. 
Mr. Leonard had a special taste for historical researches, and devoted much 
time in tracing out the relationship of his own family, leaving considerable 
manuscript material as the result of his studies. As a Christian he was 
one of the pillars of the church of which he had been a member for more 
than forty years. Though originally a Baptist (being the son of a Baptist 
minister) he cordially affiliated with the views and methods of the Congre- 
gationalists. His temperament was of a calm an I conservative order, yet 
at times he gave way to deep feeling, especially in seasons of religious in- 
terest. He was a benevolent man, and often gave in a private way as well 
as through the channels of the church. To sum it all up, Mr, Leonard 
was a man of the Puritanic type ; conservative, yet rejoicing in evidences of 
progress ; firm in principle, yet conciliatory ; outspoken, yet ready to yield 
to others for the sake of peace, — a good citizen, a wise counsellor, a warm 
friend of the poor, a steadfast Christian — one whom everybody respected, 
and whose place it is hard to fill. 

The Southbridge Journal reports the following testimonial to 
his worth : | 

At a meeting of the trustees of the Savings Bank held Saturday, the fol- 
lowing resolutions were adopted: 

The board of trustees of the Southbridge Savings Bank, in the recent death of 
Manning Leonard, clerk of the corporation continuously since its organization in the 
year 1848, realize the loss of an efficient and faithful officer and an esteemed and 
leading citizen of thin community. We trace the history of the growth and pros- 

Sperous condition of this institution to the eminent character of its founders and the 
prudent, conservative and watchful spirit of its managers, among whom none hae 

1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in JEngtand, 255 

been more conspicuous in his devotion to its welfare, or constant in the discharge 
of official duty, than the deceased clerk ; therefore 

Resolved, that this memorial of his service to this Bank be placed upon its ree* 
: ortls. and a copy thereof be sent to his family, as a testimonial of our high regard 
I for his memory and our sympathy with them in these hours of their sorrow and 
| nf'jictioti with this sudden bereavement. 

Resohcd, That this Bank attend the funeral services at half past one o'clock on 
Monday next, and that this Bank be closed from that hour to three o'cbck. P.M. 

Appropriate resolutions were also adopted by the directors of the Na- 
tional Bank. 


Communicated by Henry F. Waters, A.M., now residing in London, England. 
[Continued from page 188.] 

A Final Concord was made between Richard Grene. qiier., and Wil- 
liam Convers, deforc, about three acres of arable land with the appurtenances 
in Navestock, the consideration being forty pounds sterling. 

Feet of Fines, Co. of Essex, Easter Term, 3G th Eliz th . 

Will of Thomas Convers, of Westmersey, Co. Essex, yeoman, 9 May 
1500, proved 11 January 1599. To my sous Thomas and Edward Con- 
vers all my lands and tenements, whatsoever they be in this realm of Eng- 
land, towards the education and bringing up of my children &e. To my 
son John Convers ten score pounds out of the lands &c. in two years after 
he shall accomplish the full age of twenty one years, provided if my said 
son shall happen to enjoy by inheritance one cottage and orchard (copy- 
hold) in Chessen (Cheshunt?) in Co. Herts, then he to have but nine score 
pounds. To my daughters Lettes, Katren and Frances Convers fifty 
pounds each in one year after marriage or at the age of twenty four years. 

My son Thomas Convers to be executor and son Edward to be super- 
visor. Commissary Court, Essex and Herts. 

William Convers of Layndon, Essex, husbandman, 15 June 1G07, 
proved 17 July 1607. To my son William ten pounds at the age of twen- 
ty one years. To my daughters Agnes and Joane Convers thirty pounds 
each at the age of eighteen years. To my mother Joane Convers three 
pounds if she will depart from my wife and not be at her keeping. To the 
poor of Layndon ten shillings, and to the poor of Ramsden Beilhouse three 
shillings and four pence. To my wife Agnes Convers all my goods and 
chattels &c. and she to be executrix. My brother John Convers to be over- 
seer and I give to him ten shillings. Com. Court, Essex and Herts. 

John Convers of Basildon, Essex, yeoman, 5 May 1614, proved 6 
June, 1614. He mentions wife Elizabeth, three daughters Joane, Elizabeth 
and Lydia Convers, son in law William Pullen (aud his brother Thomas 
Pullen), sifter Ruth, and cousin Robert Vyncet. 

Com. Court, Essex and Herts. 

Allen Convers of Southweald in the County of Essex, yeoman, 3 
January 1636, proved at Brentwood 28 June 1639. To the poor of the 
upland of Southweald the sum of twenty shillings, to be paid to the over- 

S5G Genealogical Gleanings in England. [July, 

seers of the said parish &e. within one month next after my decease. To 
Elizabeth my wire all my house and land in Nayestock and Stanford Ry- 
vers, for the term of her natural life, ami after her decease to my son 
Gabriel Gonvers and to his heirs forever. To Elizabeth, my wife, all my 
house & laud in Fy field alias Fyfedfor termor her natural life, and after her 
decease to my son Daniel ami to his heirs forever according to a deed of fe- 
offment. To my son Andrew the sum or four pounds a year for the term 
of live years, to be paid unto him by my son Daniel, the first payment to 
begin at the second feast of S l Michael the Archangel next after my de- 
cease, and so from year to year until the said term of five years be expired. 
I give and bequeath to Richard Couvers, my son, other four pounds a year, 
&c, to be paid unto him by my sou Daniel in manner & form, as afore- 
said. To Anne SheltOn, my daughter, the sum of forty shillings a vear 
&c. &c. To Hester Skynner my daughter other forty shillings a year &c. 

Item I give & bequeath to Edward my sou the sum of live shillings to 
be paid unto him by my executrix. To my son Gabriel the sum of live 
shillings &c. To my son Daniel five shillings. To my sou Andrew 
live pounds, to be paid him within two years after my decease. To Rich- 
ard my son the sum of ten pounds, to be paid within one year after my 
decease. To Anne Sheltou my daughter five pounds within two years 
&c. To Richard & Gabriel my sons one great brass pot and one cal- 
dron between them and to take them after the decease of Elizabeth my 
wife. Other personal property to daughter Hester Skynner. All the rest 
of my .said goods, not bequeathed nor given away, to Elizabeth my wife 
whom I make executrix &c, to pay such legacies as I have bequeathed 
and given away and to see my body buried in a decent and comely manner. 

Wit : Samuel Luckin, Thomas Osdiorue. 

Whitehead, 56. [Registry of Archdeaconry of Essex.] 

Elizabeth Ad hi* of the parish of Rederith [Rotherhithe] in the 
County of Surrey, widow, late the wife of John Adams, late of Cranston in 
the County of Northampton, yeoman, deceased, being weak and aged, 10 
December, 1660, proved the last of December 1660, I give and bequeath 
unto my son Thomas Adams (who about twelve years ago went into Vir- 
ginia) five pounds to be paid him or his assigns within six months after my 
decease. To my sou George Adams (who about three years since went 
into France) twenty pounds within six months &c. To Hugh Thompson 
twelve pence, and no more, within six months &c. To my daughter Re- 
becca Brownlow, wife of Peter Brownlow, forty pounds within six months. 
To my daughter Sarah Adams fifty pounds within six months. My daugh- 
ter Mary Adams to be sole executrix and residuary legatee. 

Wit: Joane Vahun (by mark), Jane Hides, William Carrett (by mark) 
and John Fuller, Scrivener. Nabbs, 260. 

At Sea Latitude 24 degrees 7 ber y e 9 th 1602. Aboard y e Restauracon. 

Loveinge Brother These certifie vow that wee sett sayle from New 
England upon the ffifth day of August since which time wee have had two 
exceedinge great stormes of winde insomuch that wee have lust all our mast 
and throwne overboard a great deale of ffish and miekrell and pipe staves 
as alsoe three hordes drowned one of which was betwixt yourselfe and my 
brother Thomas soe that you have lost all as well as my brother Thomas 
and myselfe and Peter. I knowe not whether I have saved anything or noe 
till I come to some port soe much as some of my wearinge Cloathes were 

1887.1 Genealogical Gleanings in England. 257 

thrown over board it was the Lord's Cr* mercy that hee did spare our lives 
and was more then we did expect (twice) the Lord give as hearts to bee 
truelv thankful 1 for his mercies wee lye like the wracke in the Sea and 
know not what harbour wee shall gett to and are scarce of provisions and 
water, but three pints of water a man a day (the Lord deliver us) I hope 
vow have paid the three pounds three shillings I charged to yow from 
Duale if vow have not pray doe. But I doe not question but it is paid long 
ere this I have aV fifty pounds or sixty pounds or seventy pounds of To- 
bacco in Captaine Thomas Carter's hande at Nancemund in Jeames River if 
I come not home this twelve monethes then pray looke after itt for then 
yow may conclude the Lord hath taken me out of this world. But I hope 
ere that he will fitt mee for a better world I had a servant run away in 
Virginia that makes mee not knowe what Quantitie of Tobacco is in Cap- 
taine Carter's hands I pray if it should please God to deale otherwise then 
yow expect with mee that yow would see after that and lett my brother 
Peter my sister Mary and William have it Captaine Jn° Whitty who 
uses Virginia knowes the mau and if yow can speake to him hee will bring 
it home hee knowes the man is a very honest man and lett them three have 
their shares of what is due to mee which wilbee seventy or eighty pounds 
apeece and seventy or eighty pounds amongst all of yow for mourninge. I 
am in hast the shipp being under saile — soe leavinge yow T to the protection 
of Almighty God with my kinde Love to yourselfe and all freinds rest 

Yo r Loveing brother Stephen Fox. 

20 October, 1663 ernanavit commissio Johanni Fox fratri nrali etc. 

Juxon, 119. 

Francis Willis of the parish of Ware River, in the County of Glou- 
cester, in Virginia, but now resident in the parish of East Greenwich in 
the County of Kent, Gentleman, 6 July 1689, proved 25 April 1691. My 
body to be decently buried, my executor not exceeding one hundred pounds 
sterling at my funeral, in costs & charges. To my loving sister Grace 
Feilder one hundred & twenty pounds sterling to be paid in manner & form 
following (that is to say) fifteen pounds per annum during her life, or until 

| the sum of one hundred & twenty pounds be fully paid, which first shall hap- 
pen. To Charles Feilder, the son of my sister Grace aforesaid, one hun- 
dred pounds sterling (in payments of twenty pounds per annum until the 

| sum of one hundred pounds be fully paid). To my cousin Elizabeth But- 
ler and her daughter Sarah Butts ten pounds sterling apiece. To my 
cousins Frances and Elizabeth Willis, sisters to Hugh Willis, clerk, de- 
ceased, the sum of ten pounds sterling apiece. To Francis & Christopher 
\Y illis, the sons of the said Hugh Willis, the sum of twenty pounds sterling 
apiece. To the widow of Hugh Willis ten pounds sterling. To Susanna 
W illis, the daughter of my brother Henry Willis, ten pounds sterling. To 
my cousins John & Joane Lipton one hundred pounds sterling and to her 
two children, Henry & Mary, one hundred and thirty pounds sterling apiece. 
To my cousin Mary Herren, the daughter of my brother Henry Willis de- 
ceased, the sum of three hundred and fifty pounds sterling. To Aliee Wil- 
lis, daughter of said brother Henry, three hundred .& fifty pounds sterling. 
To my loving cousin Elizabeth Ironmonger one hundred pounds sterling 
and to her two sons Charles & Matthew Ironmonger one hundred pounds ster- 
ling apiece. To William Willis, the son of my brother William Willis de- 

I ceased one hundred & fifty pounds sterling. To the poor of the parish of S* 
Fowles als S £ Algate in the city of Oxford, the place of my birth, oue hun- 

258 Genealogical Gleanings in England. [July, 


dred pounds sterling. And all my legacies I desire may be paid within 
eighteen months after my decease. 

To my dear & loving wife Jane Willis, the sum of one thousand pounds 
sterling, to be paid her in the first place, within one year after my decease, 
and all the household vessels of plate, linen & bedding which she brought 
over with her from Virginia to England (& other personal estate). 

I give unto the said William Willis, the son of my brother William 
Willis deceased, all that, land & plantation which his father formerly lived 
upon & held of me, with the appurtenances, situate on the South side of 
Crany Creek, containing one hundred acres or thereabouts, to him & the 
heirs of his body lawfully begotten or to be begotten, and for want of such 
heirs then to the right heirs of me the said Francis Willis. 

I give & devise unto the said Francis Willis, the son of my brother Hen- 
ry Willis, all the rest & residue of all my other estate & estates whatso- 
ever in lauds, goods, moneye, cattle & chattells that I now at this time 
stand seized or possessed in Virginia and not herein already devised, also 
one thousand pounds, to be paid him within eighteen mouths after my 

I ordain & make William Willis, the son of brother Henry Willis de- 
ceased, sole executor of this my will & testament. I give unto M r Edward 
Folter, of the Parish of S* Peters in the East in Oxford city, milliner, and 
M r George Richards of London, merchant, whom I desire & appoint to 
be overseers &c, the sum of ten pounds sterling apiece. 

Wit: Richard Jones, Margaret Nicholson, Joseph Busnetd. 

Vere, 201. 

[Francis Willis, the progenitor of the worthy and prominent Virginia family of 
the name Willis, was granted, July 3, 1012, 450 acres of land in that portion of York 
County from which Gloucester County was formed by act of Assembly in the same 
year. ( Va. Land Ra/isiry, Book No. 2, p. IS/9.) 

He represented Gloucester County in the House of Burgesses in 1652, and later. 
Francis (horn 1085-90), sou of Hugh Willis, the last presumably his brother, is 
said to have married " Lady " Ann Rich in England about the year 1710. She 
was interred near the chancel of Ware Church, Gloucester Count} T . The frag- 
ments of the broken slab above her grave present the following inscription : 

'" Here lyeth the body of Mrs. Ann Willis the wife of Col. Francis Willis, who 
departed this life the 10 th of June, 1727, in the 32' lJ year of her age; Also the body 
of A** daughter of the above aged 7 days/' 

There are a number of extensive land grants of subsequent record, to Thomas, 
Coll Francis, William, John, Richard, Robert, Major Henry, David, Francis, 
Augustine and Herod Willis, to the year 1772, inclusive, located in the counties of 
York, Lancaster, Gloucester, Westmoreland, Middlesex, Henrico, Spotsylvania, 
Orange, Goochland, Albermarle, Brunswick and Pittsylvania counties. Major, 
subsequently Colonel Henry Willis, was one of the Trustees of the town of Freder- 
icksbunrh, Va., laid oil' in 1727. Col. William Byrd, visiting the town in 1732, 
says: ''Col. Willis, who is the top sunn of the place .... walked me about his 
town of Fredericksburg." A Henry Willis was member of the House of Bur- 
gesses from Gloucester County in 1720, and Francis Willis in 1730. Lewis Burwell 
married between Oct. 22-29, 1730, Mary, presumably a daughter of the hist; and 
Rebecca, daughter of this Lewis and Mary ( Willis) Burwell, of *' White Marsh," 
Gloucester County, married Jaquelin, seventh child of Richard and Elizabeth 
(Jaquelin) Ambler (see Genealogical Gleanings, x. p. 157). 

Lewis Willis was one of the signers of the articles of " Association," dated Feb. 
27, 1706, composed chiefly of residents of Westmoreland County, and krv>wn as 
the ""Westmoreland Association" protesting against the stamp act, and binding 
themselves not to use any articles imported irom Great Britain subject to such tax. 

Representatives of the Willis family have been allied with nearly every family 
of prominence in Virginia.— R. A. Brock, Richmond, Va.) 

1587. ] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 250 

John West, late of New York but now of Boston in New England, 
Esquire, 29 January 1689, proved 25 November 1691. My just debts to 
be paid and all the rest & residue of my estate, both real & personal, and 
all my land & tenements, of what nature or kind soever or wheresoever 
they be, I give, devise & bequeath to my dear & well-beloved wife Anne 
West; and I make her my executrix. 

Which day appeared personally Charles Lydgett of the parish of S* 
Midreds Poultry, London, merchant, aged about thirty four years, and 
John Palmer of the parish of S* Clement Danes in the County of Middle- 
sex, gentleman, aged about forty two years, and, being sworn upon the Holy 
Evangelists to depose the truth, did generally say & depose that they did 
very well know John West late of Boston in New England, Esquire, de- 
ceased (who as they have been informed and do verily believe departed this 
life in or about the mouth of July last past) and so had done for the space 
of about seven years together before his death and these deponents do sever- 
ally depose that they were and are very well acquainted with the manner and 
cliHracrer of writing of the said John West deceased and have often seen 
him write, and that they were and are well assured & do believe in their 
consciences that the schedule of paper hereunto annexed purporting the 
Will of the said John West is totally wrote by and with the proper hand- 
writing of the said John West deceased. And further these deponents do 
depose that they have severally heard the said John West deceased, in his 
life time, siy that he had made his will and that he had left the same in 
New England when lie came away and that they really believe the sched- 
ule aforesaid to be a true copy thereof. 

Charles Lidget, J. Palmer. 

14° Novembris 1691 Jurati fuere dicti Carolus Lydgett et Johannes 
Palmer super veritate prsemissorum coram me Ri: Raines. 

Which day appeard personally Elizabeth Hughes of the parish of S* 
Martins Ludgate London, widow, aged about forty three years, and being 
sworn upon the Holy Evangelists made oath that John West Esq r lately 
deceased had lodged at her house in the parish aforesaid about six months 
before his death, which happened in or about the month of August last, 
and that after his death search was made for a will of the said deceased 
and that the copy hereunto annexed purporting the Will of the said de- 
ceased was among other writings of the said deceased in a trunk of his 
found by this deponent, Elizabeth Hughes. 

25° Novembris 1C91 Jurata fuit dicta Elizabetha Hughes super veri- 
tate prremissorum coram me. Ri: Raines. Vere, 201. 

Capt. Sameel Style, at Eastra Moss in Portugal, 21 May 1063, 
proved 26 April 1665 by Henry Boade, power being reserved for Symon 
Smith and John Midleton. To my father James Style fifteen pounds ster- 
ling, to my brother William Style fifteen pounds sterling and to brother 
John Style fifteen pounds sterling. To my brother Joseph Style all that 
money which he hath in his hands of mine. I give unto my sister Eliza- 
beth Style, in New England, fifteen pounds sterling. To my brother Wil- 
liam's eldest daughter ten pounds. To my brother James his eldest child 
ten pounds. To my brother John his eldest child ten pounds. These sev- 
eral le r jaeies, amounting to the sum of ninety pounds, I desire may he paid 
by my brother James Style to each. And what he hath remaining in his 
hands after I give to himself. There is in the Consul's hands, M r Tho: 
Mavnvard at Lisbon, seventy two pounds in English money and six. dol- 

260 Genealogical Gleanings in England. \_ov\ljy 


lars and gold nine pieces, great and little ; all is seventy two pounds now 
in the Consul's hands, of Portuguese crusadoes one hundred and fourteen, 
at Eastra Moss four pieces of gold thirty eight crusadoes &c. &c. &c. 
These several suras of money that is left in Portugal I desire that they be 
exactly divided betwixt my father and my brothers and my sister Eliza- 
beth Style. 

The executors to be Symon Smith, Capt. Leift. Henry Boad and Leift. 
John Midi ton. My brother James Style he did live in Lusam* Kent &c. 
my brother Joseph Style did live at the sign of the Ball in Bedlam, 
London. Hyde, 34. 

Thomas Deane of London, merchant, 10 February 1633. My body 
to be decently buried, the charge thereof not to exceed one hundred 
pounds. To wife Anue the rents, issues, and profits of all my messuages 
&c. in the County of Sussex, and of my houses in old Fish Street Hill, 
London, during her natural life (and certain furniture described), one fifth 
of the plate, all her own rings and Jewells and three hundred pounds, incase 
her father do not require the same sum of me for which I have given him 
my notes. To my daughter Sarah Deane twelve hundred pounds; and also 
eight hundred pounds which 1 lately received from her grandfather M r 
William Browne of Salem in New England, which was due to me from 
hi n as a part of her mother's portion; which will make my daughter's por- 
tion two thousand pounds. This two thousand pounds to be paid at her age 
of eighteen or day of marriage first happening. To my said daughter all 
the plate which was her mother's and one fifth of all my plate. To my 
sons Thomas and James Deane and my daughter Rebecca Deane the rents, 
issues and profits of all my messuages, &c. in the County of Southampton, 
towards their education and maintenance, to hold the same unto my said 
three children until such time as my said son Thomas shall attain his full 
age of one and twenty. (Then follow special legacies to these three 

If all my children die before they come to full age or day of marriage, 
all their estate, both real and personal, to my two cousins Henry Deane 
and Thomas Deane, 1 sous of my brother M r John Deane, and to their heirs 
forever. To my brother M r John Deane and t » my brother-in-law M r 
William Browne 3 fifty pounds apiece, and they to be joint executors. To 
my friend John Midgley of Loudon, scrivener, ten pounds. The witnesses 
were John Midgley, scrivener, and Thomas Cason and William Halford, his 

In a codicil added 13 August 1685, he says, it hath pleased Almighty 
God to bless me with another son to whom I have given the Christian 
name of Samuel, &c. Witnesses J. Packer, Tho: Farr and Ro: Smyth. 

The above will was proved 12 May, 1686, and commission issued forth 
to John Deane, with power reserved for William Browne, the other exec- 
utor. A commission issued forth '20 April, 161)5, to Thomas Deane, son of 
the deceased, John Deane, the former executor, having also deceased, and 
William Browne, the other executor named in the will, having renounced 
the executorship. Lloyd, ijQ. 

[Thomas Deane. the testator, was a merchant of Boston, Massachusetts, from 1664 
to about 1678, when he returned to England and settled in London. He was a son 
of James Deane of Deanelands and Oxenwood, and was born about 1640. He mar- 
ried first, Surah, daughter of William Browne of Salem, Mass.. by whom he had, 
1, Sarah, born at Boston, Oct. 27, 1666, m. Rev. Dr. Robert Woodward, Dean of 

* The town of Lewisham, Kent. 

1887.] Genealogical Gleanings in England. 261 

Salisbury, whom she survived. Their daughter Henrietta m. Nathaniel Hyde, and 
had three children. 2. Elizabeth, born at B. Dee. 29, 1067, died young, lie m. 
second, Anne, daughter of William Far r of London, and had, 3. Thomas, born at 
B. March 18, 1673-4, a portrait of whom is found in the British Museum ; m. 
Jane Gray of Nether Stowey, Somerset, by whom he had a daughter Jane, 
born about 1700, m. Sir John Cullum, bart. (see Betham's Baronctaye, vol. 
ii. p. 55). 4. Rebecca, born at B. Dec. 7, 1677, m. Mr. Pearse. 5. James, 6. Dau. 
died young. 7. Samuel, born about 1635. For other facts, see Register, vol. iii. 
p. 380; vol. xxvii. p. 420. A letter from him to Joseph Dudley, March 4, 1683-4, 
is printed in the Register, vol. xiii. pp. 237-8. A mural tablet to his memory in 
Freefolk Chapel bears this inscription : " Here lyeih the body of Thomas Deane 
Esq. who died the 27th day of April 1686, Aged 46. And Anne, his wife, daugh- 
ter of William Farr, Grocer and Citizen of London. She departed this life the 31st 
day of January 1706—7 aged 52 years." 

Mr. William Dean, 53 Rowan Road, West Kensington, London, England, has 
sent me an extract from the MS. Pedigree of Deane of Deanelands, by the Rev. John 
Bathurst Deane, M.A., F.S.A., of Bath, England, from which and other documents 
eent me by Mr. Dean, and MSS. of the late Mr. William Reed Deane, of Boston, 
Mass. , the following pedigree of Thomas Deane of Freefolk is derived : 

Richard 1 de Dene, or Denefield, temp. £dw. 111., had Walter de Dene of 1 wood 
(Haekvvood) in the parish of Basing ; Richard de Dene. 

Richard 8 de Dene, ob. 2d Henry IV., by wife Isabella, daughter and heir of Wil- 
liam Ilolowell, had William at Dene, d. s. p. ; Richard de Dene. 

Richard 3 de Dene of Odiham, by wife Isabel, daughter of Ralph Yonge, had 
William at Dene. 

William 4 at Dene had Matthew at Dene, or, according to pedigree Ilarl. MS. 
1514, p. 784. Walter Dene. 

Matthew 5 at Dene, or Walter Dene, by wife Agnes, daughter and heir of John 
Leeche, had John at Dene of Odiham, d. s. p. ; James at Dene; Richard at Dene, 
whose son John 7 was father of Sir James 8 Deane, knt. of London, who d. in 1608, 
aged 63. 

James* at Dene, by wife Amy, had Christopher; James, Richard, John, Eliza- 
beth, Amy and Margery. 

John 7 at Dene, m. Margery Dunhurst of Sussex, and had Henry; Richard, m. 
Bridget, daughter of Thomas Berington of Streightly, Berks, and had Francis,' 
John. 9 

Henry 8 Deane of Deanelands, Hants,* m. 1st, Ann Hall, m. 2d, Alice Bering- 
ton, sister of his brother Richard's wife, and had John, m. Alice Turner, d. s. p. ; 
James; William of Havant, m. Frances Vachell, sister of John Hampden's second 
wife; Elizabeth; Alice; Mary. 

James 9 Deane of Deanelands, Hants, and Oxenwood, Wilts; m. first, Elizabeth 
Pigott, who d. s. p. : m. second, Frances, daughter of Thomas Baynard of Wans- 
trow, Somerset (see Visitation" of Wiltshire, 1623, ed, by Mars iall, p. 34), and had 
Henry, Chancellor of Bath and Weils, 88. 37 in 1672, m. Anne, daughter of Wil- 
liam Pearce, D.D., and had daughter Elizabeth; John, buried Jan. 4, 1694-5, at 
Tidcombe; Thomas of Freefolk, the testator, whose family is given above; Fran- 
ces ; Susannah. 

1 Mr. William Dean, of London, suggests that the testator's nephew, Thomas 
Deane here named, of whom he finds no later trace in England, may have emigrated 
to New England, and that the Thomas Deane of Boston, Mas-., 1692 (see Regis- 
ter, xxxvii. p. 283), who owned pasture and wood lots in Wrentham, Mass.. where 
Thomas Deane of Freefolk was an early proprietor, may be identical with him. It 
is possible that this conjecture is true, and facts to disprove or confirm it are soli- 
cited. It is worthy of note that Thomas Deane of Boston, 1692, married a niece of 
Ptter Lidget of Boston, the intimate friend of Thomas Deane of Freefolk. Still 
it should be borne in mind that this can onlv be called a conjecture. — Editor. 

- See Slaughter's History of Bristol Parish, 2d ed. p. 168. — R. A. Brock.] 

* Deanelands was located between Basing and Newnham, on the left hand side of the 
road to Newnham, and is marked on the Ordnance map. In the act of Parliament, 4i h and 
•5th Anne, cap. .'>7, for the s de of lands of Thomas Deane, Esq., mention is made of the dis- 
position of Deanelands, alias Leeches near Basing. A small house stood o*i it in 1874. 
The arms confirmed in 1593 by Dcthicke, Garter King of Arms, to Henry" Deane and 
i his cousin Sir James 8 Deane, are Gu. a lion sejant guardant or,, on a chief ar. three eres- 

I cents of die first. Crest—A demi-lion rampant or, holding in the dexter paw a crescent 
gu. An engraving of these arms is printed in the Register, vol. iii. p. 375. — Editor. 
VOL. XLI. 23 

262 Groton Documents. [July, 

Notes on Abstracts previously printed. 
Stephen Winthrop (ante, vol. ad. pp. 161-2). 

[In my note to the will of Colonel Stephen Winthrop, in the Register, 1 stated 
that bis daughter Joanna married Richard Hancock, My friend Mr. Henry Sal- 
tonsfcall has since shown me papers in his possession', which conclusively establish 
that the Christian name of Mrs Hancock was Judith. The mistake undoubtedly 
arose from x he fact that Stephen W. had an elder daughter Judith who died in 
childhood, and the compiler of the old Winthrop pedigree (from which i quoted) 
evidently confused the second Judith with her sister Joanna, who died unmarried. 

Mr. H. Saltonstall's papers also establish that the said Judith Hancock and her 
sister Margaret Ward, afterwards Wiliey, wore joint owners of the well-known 
Humphrey farm, embracing Suntaug Lake, in Salem and Saugus (now Lynnfield 
and Peabody), the said farm having been acquired by Stephen Winthrop from 
Robert Saltonstall in 1615. It is now the property of Mr. Henry Saitonstall. 

R. C W., JR. 

The record of the laying out of " the bounds of the Pondes Farme, belonoing^to 
Major Stephen Winthrop," may be found in the printed Records of the Colony of 
the Massachusetts Bay in New England, vol. iv. Part I. p. 95. — h, f. w.j 


Communicated by the Hon. Samuel A. Green, M.D., of Boston, 

TflHE following two documents are now in the possession of 
JL Charles Gerrish, of Groton. The letter was written to John 
Lakin, one of the petitioners for Groton, and an early settler of the 
town, It gives by implication the name of Lakiirs wife, which 
excepting her given name, Mary, hn.3 hitherto been unknown. It is 
evident from the letter that she was a Bacon of Woburn, Now Mi- 
chael Bacon of that town had a daughter Mary ; and he died on 
July 4, 1GS8, leaving" it very certain that he was her father. His 
second daughter, Sarah, had married Caleb Simonds, of Woburn. 

Samuel Carter, the writer of the letter, was a graduate of Harvard 
Col ege in the class of 1660, and by turns a preacher and school- 
master. In 1692 he was settled as the minister of Groton, where 
he died in the autumn of the next year. 

The list of names, found on one side of a single sheet, includes 
most of the tax-payers of Groton for the year 1701, and does 
not appear in the town-records. The names of Davis, Farns- 
worth, Farwell, Hall, Holden, Hutchins, Longley, Page, Per- 
haro, Prescott, Shedd, 6tone and Tarbell, prominent in the history 
of the town at that time, are not mentioned, but perhaps they may 
have been on another page or sheet. 


My Respects presented to your self & wife these few lines may let 
you understand that your Brother & Sister Simonds are in good health 
and Desire the Remembrance of their kind lone unto you both ; and haue 
Recmested me to signify unto you that things are so circumstanced with 
respect to those Legacies given by your Father Bacon wherin you are Con- 
cerned that its Necessary that you should come dowue to them as soon as 
may be : 


Am Old Landmark of Boston. 


At the Desire of your Brother & Sister I haue perused some of your 
{fathers writeings and as things Appear to me I would advise you to come 
downe as speedily as you can ; Thus Resting your Loveing Friend 
ffrfom] Woburne Sam 1 Carter 


These for Sarg 
John Lakin 
At Groaton 

2 Jan: 168| 

Benj Laken 
Joseph Laken 
James Blanchard 
John hoar 
Zechriah Satell 
daniell mixer 
James Robison 
Joseph Cade 
Ebenezer Robins 
Robart Robins Juner 
John nuting 
Samuell Keempe Jun 
Jonathan Keempe 
Benj Swallow 
Zerubbabell Keempe 
John Shatuuck 
Samuell Shatduck 
John Shiply 
William Laken 
Jonathan Laken 
Abraham Laken 
Josiah Laken 
Joseph Larrance 

00 05 03 
00 05 02 
00 07 01 
00 06 04 
00 0-6 00 
00 0G 01 
00 12 09 
11 07 
03 00 
00 04 04 
00 12 04 
00 05 
00 05 



00 09 00 

00 11 
00 07 
00 06 07 
00 06 05 
00 OS 08 
00 06 06 
00 07 08 
00 06 00 
00 05 03 


John Gilson 00 05 07 

Enoch Larrance 00 11 00 
Nathauiell Larrance Ju 00 04 10 

Thomas williames 00 12 06 

Joseph parker 00 08 00 

James Nutinge 00 09 11 

Eliazer parker 00 08 00 

Samuell parker 00 12 00 

daniell Larrance 00 03 09 

Nathauiell Blood 00 04 03 

William Green 00 09 03 

Eliazer Green 00 09 09 
Samuell woods Sener 00 09 00 
Nathaniel Larrance Sen 00 10 01 

thomas woode 00 09 09 

Samuell fiske 00 05 03 

Lifte. Larrance 00 11 00 

thomas Chamberlin 00 04 10 

Joseph Bloode 00 04 03 

James Robines 00 03 00 

Richard warner 00 04 01 

Jonathan boydon 00 03 04 

Nathauiell woods 00 09 07 

to benj Laken constable 
this rate made by the Selectmen of groton for the cuntrey for the year 
1701 with euery mane [name?] and sum to it acording to the tresure 

groton October 28 th 1701 

by order of the Selectmen 

James Blanchard Clarke 

By William Thornton Pakker, M.D., of Newport, R. I. 

TO the old residents of Boston, the changes which are being made in 
Somerset Street must bring back to memory old times when this sec- 
tion of the city was an aristocratic centre. The destruction of so many 
houses must, in spite of the improvement promised, cause considerable re- 
gret. One house. — like a giant of the forest, standing when others had 
iallen, or like a rock on the shore resisting the onslaught of the waves, — 

264 An Old Landmark of Boston. [July, 

was No. 27, the one formerly occupied by Elijah Morse, Esq. The house 
was one of the old fashioned kind, " built to last " — with massive walls 
and large rooms with high ceilings. It was four stories in height, and 
could contain within its walls a goodly company without seeming overfilled. 
On the ground floor a large arched door, like the entrauce to an armory, 
opened from the street — into a passageway to the court in the rear. This 
was used for provision and supply wagons, and here the cows were driven 
home in the afternoon to yield their wholesome milk. The chimneys were 
massive and suggested wide and warm fireplaces. The main entrance to 
the house was up a long flight of stone steps, and under a generous porch 
which promised a hearty welcome. One would recognize in its great good- 
natured appearance appropriate place for the legend: — 

Welcome to all within this irate ; 
No friend e'er came too early, 
None ever stayed too late. 

Its owner was like the house generous and hospitable. He was a 
man whose memory will live long after his sturdy house, winch could 
easily have lasted another century, has tumbled to ruins. Elijah Morse- 
was one of the prominent lawyers of Boston in his day, and was held in 
loving respect by the honorable Society of Freemasons, of which society 
he was District Deputy Grand Master for many years. He married the 
daughter of Dr. William Jackson, a highly esteemed medical man of Lon- 
don, whose father was for many years one of the aldermen of that ancient 
citj. Dr. Jackson's home in Boston was the rendezvous of Englishman 
visiting this country, and he entertained with good old English hospitality. 

In August, 1824, Gen. Lafayette was entertained by Gov. Eustis in 
Itoxbury, and later was received by a cavalcade of citizens at the town 
limit and escorted into Boston. The ringing of bells, salvos of artillery and 
discharges of rockets made a general hearty welcome for the noble French- 
man, v The handsomest horse in Boston was believed to be that belonging 
to Mr. Morse, and he was therefore requested to give it up for Lafayette's 
use, and the next best one was ridden by Mr. Morse in the cavalcade. Mr. 
Morse's estate was very valuable, and contained much of what is now Pem- 
berton Square. After his death the estate, unfortunately for the heirs, was 
sold, and of late years it has been known as a " family hotel." 

The old house on Somerset Street has been the scene of many interest- 
ing events, social and political, and its old friends regretted seeing it used 
as a hotel, but still more when they were called upon to witness its total 
destruction. It certainly "died hard," and to demolish it required the 
labor of many men for many days. 

Sir. Morse left a widow and four daughters, one of whom married Dr. 
W. Thornton Parker, formerly a prominent, physician of South Boston, and. 
another Frederick W. G. May, Esq., of Boston. 

The following extract from the History of Columbian Lodge, of Boston, 
of which Mr. Morse was for a time Master, may be of interest in this 

' - Elijah Morse, Esq., rrraduated with distinguished honors in his class, which has 

furnished such men as Rev. Dr. Ide, of Medway, anil Rev. Dr. Burgess, of Dedhain, 
and others advantageously known. He commenced the study of law with Judge 
Thatcher, of Thomaston, Me., and finished with Timothy Bigelow.of Boston, whose 
office and a share of its emoluments passed immediately into his hands on beino; ad- 
mitted to the bar. he married the daughter of Dr. Jackson, of Edinburgh, whose 
father was one of the aldermen of London, and passed his remaining days in Boston 

fl887.] The Odlin Family. 265 

I in the practice of his profession, welcoming numerous acquaintances to the hospi» 
| talities of his house. He consented at a sacrifice to represent Boston one year in the 
General Court, but declined a second nomination. He was, at the time of his 
death, one of the standing committee of the Bar with Samuel Hubhord, W. D. So- 
bier, John Pickering, Charles G. Loring, John R. Adan and James T. Austin. 
When his death was reported a special meeting of the Bar was held, and a resolu- 
tion adopted to testify their respect for him by attending his funeral. This being 
declined on behalf of his family, it was thereupon motioned by John Pickering, 
Esq., and 

'• Voted, that the Bar of Suffolk are deeply impressed with the lamented decease 
of their late brother, Elijah Morse. Esq. His urbanity of manners and active use- 
fulness will be testified by all, while his zeal and fidelity to his clients will be ap- 
preciated by those who met with him in the walks of his profession. Voted, that 
the foregoing resolution be transmitted to his family as a testimonial of sincere 
sympathy in their loss of a father and a husband, who united the virtues of private 
to the energies of active life. Attest, Josiah QuiNCr." 

The remains of Elijah Morse rest in a tomb in the old Granary Burial 
Ground on Tremont Street. 

Note by the Editor. — The house 27 Somerset Street, Boston, described in the 
above article, was built by the Hon. James Lloyd, Jr., LL.D., soon after Somerset 
Street was laid out, early in the present century. Mr. Lloyd was United States 
Senator from 1608 to 1813, and from 1822 to 1826. He was born in Boston in 1769, 
graduated II. C. 1787, and died in New York city, x\pril 5, 1831. In this house in 
Somerset Street, Gen. Lafayette was Mr. Lloyd's guest, June 17. 1825, the day of 
the celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the bntde of Bunker Hill. (See Le- 
vasteur's " Lafayette in America, 1 ' Philadelphia, 1829, vol. ii. p. 202.) Portraits 
of Senator Lloyd and his brother-in-law, the Hon. Samuel Breck, of Philadelphia, 
presented by their nephew, the Rev. Charles Breck. D.D., of Wilmington, Del., 
are in the possession of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. Senator 
Lloyd resided in this house till 1827, when he removed to Philadelphia. The house 
was next occupied by Elijah Morse, Esq., as stated in the above article. He was a 
brother of the Rev. Abner Morse, author of ' k Memorial of the Morses," and other 
Works. Elijah Morse was born Sept. 10, 1785, and was graduated at Brown Uni- 
versity in 1809. He resided in this house from 1827 till his death in 1831. 


Descendants of John Odlin, of Boston, in the Line of his 
Grandson, the Rev. John Odlix, of Exeter, N. H. 

By John Taylor Pekry, A.M., of Exeter, N. H. 

THE REV. JOHN ODLIN, minister of Exeter, N. II. , 170G- 
54, is believed by his descendants to be the ancestor of all the 
Odlins now living in the United States. The name is restricted to 
comparatively few families on this side of the Atlantic. It still appears 
as Odling in the London Directory, and William Odling is Profes- 
sor of Chemistry in the University of Oxford. There are Odlings, 
or Odlins, in Toronto, Canada — recent immigrants, or the descend- 
ants of such. In the Boston town and church records the name 
Odlin is spelled Odlin, Odlen, Audlin, Audlyn, Audling, Audley 
and Awdley. 

vol. xli. 23* 

266 The Odlin Family. [July, 

1. John 1 Odlin, 139th in the list of church member? of Boston, was the 
founder of the family in America. He was disfranchised as an Antiiio- 
miau in 1G37 ; but afterward restored to citizenship and the church. He 
became a member of the Artillery in 1633, and by occupation was a cutler 
or armorer. He lived to be the oldest, or one of the oldest, citizens of his 
adopted town. On the 10th of June, 1684, with three other ancient in- 
habitants of Boston, "from the first planting and settling thereof,'' he tes- 
tified respecting the purchase of Blackstone'a rights in 1634. He men- 
tioned his age as 82 ; his fellow witnesses being a few years younger. He 
made his will March 6, 1085, and on the 18th of the following December 
he died. His death is noticed by Judge Sewall in his Diary. His wife 
Margaret, whose surname we do not know, seems to have died before him. 

Three sons and daughters were living at his decease — Elisha, 3 born July 
1, 1640; John, 2 born Feb. 3, 1641-2; and Peter, 2 born July or August 2, 
1C -16 — the town and church records disagreeing as to the month. A grand- 
-^daughter, Hannah 2 Bumstead, whose parentage is not mentioned, but who 
was probably the daughter of John's deceased daughter Hannah, 3 born 
1643, was mentioned in the will, of which Elisha was executor. Of the fu- 
ture or the families of Elisha's brothers John* and Peter, nothing is known 
by the descendants of Elisha. It is the prevalent opinion, however, that they 
died childless, or that their lines became extinct at a very early period. 
Our task lies with Elisha and his sou John and their descendants. It com- 
bines that of editor and original collector of data, with a decided prepon- 
derance of the former office. The late William 7 Odlin of Exeter (1793 
-1863), a man of quiet habits, but of more than ordinary worth and intel- 
ligence, devoted much time in his later years to gathering statistics and 


His collections, winch are quite full and satisfactory in many points, need 
supplementing and extending in others. The editor has been able to till 
some of the gaps by his own inquiries and previous investigations, while a 
few dates remain unsupplied. The main work has been the recasting of 
Mr. Odiin's informal notes; thus preserving data which, unless put into 
type, may perish by accident, and at best remain inaccessible and unknown 
to tie public. It should be added that only two of the descendants of the 
Kev. John Odlin, who bear his family name, are residents now of Exeter, 
though half a century ago they numbered more than a score. 

2. Elisha 3 (John 1 ) married August, 1659, Abigail, daughter of Dea. 
Henry Bright, of Watertown, died 1705. Four daughters and two sons were 
the result of this union, of whom three daughters. Hannah, born Sept. 3. 
1666 ; Abigail, born April 5, 1670, and Margaret, born Aug. 5, 1 672, and one 
sou John, born Nov. 18, 1681, survived their children. Elisha, like bis 
father, lived to a.good old age, and was a respected citizen, as the follow- 
ing extract from Sewall indicates : 

Sept. 14, 1724. Last night died ray good old Christian neighbour and friend Mr, 
Elisha Odlin, sensible and calm to the very last, lie was born July 1, 1640, upon 
the same lot in Newbury Street, where he ad along liv'd and now dyed in the 85 th 
year of his age. 

* Since this articie was in type, my attention has been called by Mr, Walter Gibson to 
Mr. John O. An tin's lately published Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island, by which 
it appears that John, 2 son of John 1 Odlin, settled in Rhode Island, where he bore the name 
of Jt/hn Audley. He died Dee. 13, 1711. His descendants are given on pages 5-7 of that 
book. By psige 43$ we find that he and his vvife Martha deeded, July 17, L687, to his bro- 
ther Elisha, ot Boston, tailor, certain land in the south part of Boston, devised by bis 
father, John Odlin, armorer, deceased. 

1887.] The Odlin Family. 267 

Elisha was a deacon of the Old South Church, and his fellow deacon 
Sewall was one of his bearers. 

3. Rev. John 3 Odlin (Elisha, 2 Jo/in 1 ) was, as we have seen, Elisha'g 
only surviving son. He was graduated from Harvard College in 1702. 
His name stands eight in a class of thirteen, according to the old system 
of thus indicating a student's social position. He was ordained pastor of 
the church at Exeter, N. H., Nov. 12, 1706. As he had married on the 
preceding 21st of October, Mrs. Elizabeth Clark, widow of his predecessor, 
the. Rev. John Clark (H. C. 1G90). and daughter of the Rev. Benjamin 
Woodbridge, he had probably tilled the Exeter pulpit for some mouths 
before his ordination. His parish was then very large, for Exeter still in- 
cluded several of the now neighboring towns. Mrs. Odlin, who was the 
mother of his five children, died Dee. .6, 1729. He married second, Sept. 
22, 1730, Mrs. Elizabeth Briscoe, daughter of Samuel Leavitt, of Exeter, 
and widow, first of Lieut. James Dudley, son of the Rev. Samuel Dudley, 
of Exeter, and second of Capt. Robert Briscoe. 

Mr. Odlin's pastorate was quiet and prosperous until after 1740. It had 
been the wish of the town that his youngest son Woodbridge' 1 should be- 
come his colleague. He was graduated from Harvard College 17o8, and 
studied theology with this object in view. The Rev. George Whitefield 
did not include Exeter in his first tour in 1740, but some of Mr. Odlin's 
principal supporters heard him at Portsmouth and became his converts. 
They declared that they now experienced true religious faith for the first 
time. Mr. Odlin did not appreciate this work of the eloquent evangelist, 
and his son was even more opposed to the revival. The Whitefield party 
thereupon began to hold separate services. In 1743, when the parish assem- 
bled to complete Woodbridge Odlin's settlement, nearly one third of the 
votes were cast against him, solely on religious grounds. Separate worship 
was kept up by the disaffected minority, and after a heated controversy 
covering several years, the Whitetieldians were set off into the Second, or 
" New Parish," and relieved of the necessity of contributing to the sup- 
port of their former pastor. In 1744 Whitefield came to Exeter, and dis- 
regarded the authority of Mr. Odlin, Sen., who met him at the outskirts of 
the town and solemnly warned him not to enter his parish. Mr. Odlin died 
Nov. 20, 1754. His will shows that he was a large owner of real estate, 
both in Exeter and the outlying townships of central New Hampshire. 
His children were : 

4. i. Jonx, 4 b. Nov. 4. 1707. 

5. ii. Elisha, b. Nov. 16, 1709. 

iii. Dudley, a physician, b. Sept. 22, 1711 ; d. apparently unmarried, Feb. 
13, 1747-6. lie built the house, an elegant one for the time, now oc- 
cupied by the Hon. C. H. Bell. His high social Status is indicated by 
the mention of his death on the lion. Theodore Atkinson's famous 
silver waiter. 

iv. Samuel, b. Aug. 14, d. Aug. 31, 1714. 

6. v. Woodbiiidge, b. April 28, 1718. 

4. John 4 (John, 9 Elisha,' John 1 ). A deacon and militia captain ; mar- 
ried Feb. 27, 1734, Alice, daughter of Capt. James Leavitt, and 
had : 

i. Elizabeth,* b. April 30, 1739; m. Dr. John Lnmson. They had, be 
sides several children dying in infancy, one daughter Elizabeth, who 
married 1707, Col. John Dennet, formerly of Portsmouth, w hose daugh- 
ter CharhUt 6 married Dr. Miran .Bates, of Vassalboro', Me. 

268 The Odlin Family. [July, 

ii. Alice, b. Oct. 5, 1713; m, at an advanced age Col. Benjamin Board- 
man, of Exeter, became a widow, went to HallowelJ, Me., dying there 
childless, 1844. 

ill. Abigail, b. May '28, 1748 ; m. Dr. Benjamin Page ; removed to Hallow- 
ell and died 1815. 

iv. Samuel, b. Dec. 18, 1750 ; m. Mary Graves, of Beverly, Mass., removing 
thither. Their only children who lived to maturity were Alice* and 
Thankful* who died spinsters. 

5. Elisha 4 (John, 3 EUsha? John 1 ) (II. C. 1731) ; married Nov. 1, 1731, 

widow Judith. Pike, whose only child by her first husband married 
Dea. Samuel Brooks ; ordained at Amesbury 1744 ; died January 
21,1752. He left: 

7. i. John,® b. Sept. 4, 1732. 

8. ii. Winthrop, b. Oct. 23, 1734. 

9. iii. William, b. Feb. 17, 1738. 

iv. Anna, b. Jan. 10, 1744 ; d. unmarried. 
10. v. Elisha, b. 1746. 

6. Woodbridge 4 (Jahn* Elisha? John 1 ) (H. C. 1738) ; ordained col- 

league to his father Sept. 28, 1743; married Oct. 23, 1755, Mrs. 
Abigail Strong, born 1732, widow of the Rev. Job Strong, who 
died very suddenly while pastor of the South Church in Ports- 
mouth, Sept. 30, 1751, and daughter of Brig. Gen. Peter Gilmau, 
of Exeter. Mr. Odlin died March 10, 1776. His wife survived 
until August 15, 1787. They had eight children : 

i. Dudley, 4 b. Aug. 13, 1757 (H. 0. 1777) ; in. Feb. 14, 1782, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Bon. Nicholas Gilman, and previous to 1791 had Abigail* 
Betsey, Woodbridge, Peter and Caroline, all of whom died unmarried, 
and most of them in early youth. Dudley d, Feb. 3, 1800. Mrs. Od- 
lin, who m. second, J. S. Gilman, d. April I, 1840. 

ii. Woodbridge, b. Sept. 26, 1759 ; m. Mary, daughter of Dea. Samuel 
Brooks, of Exeter ; removed to Philadelphia, and later to Bahia, Bra- 
zil, where he died childless about 1840. 

iii. Peter, b. March 25, 1762 ; d. St. Domingo, 1802. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Aprils, 1764. 

V. Abigail, b. Oct. 21, 176S ; m. Dec. 29, 1785, Hon. Nathaniel Gilman, of 
Exeter, brother of Dudley's wife; d. Aug. 10, 1796, leaving Frances,* 
first wife of (Jul. John Rogers ; Abigail, wife of Dr. William Perry ; 
Nathaniel, Jr., and Anne, second wile of Col. Rogers. 

vi. John, b. Dec. 2, 1770 ; d. at *ea unmarried subsequent to 1795. 

vii. Mary Anne, b. Sept. 24, 1772; m. Thomas Stickney, Jr., of Concord, 
N. U. He d. Jan. 1, 1811. She survived until February, 1866. Had 
Joseph P., 9 who had Joseph, 7 and Ann 7 wife of Benjamin Bordman, 
attorney, of Lawrence. 

viii. Charlotte, b. Oct. 12, 1775; m. 1795, Jeremiah Stickney, brother of 
Thomas, and d. at Concord in early middle life. Lelt Sarah * un- 
married, and Mary Frances* wife of Charles Gibson, who had Mary 7 
and Walter, the genealogist of the Stickney Family. 

7. John 5 (Elisha,* John,* Elisha? John 1 ), a physician and inheritor of 
his uncle Dudley's house. Iu 1782 he sold it to Nicholas Gilman, 
removing to Concord the same year, where the remainder of his 
life was spent. He married Mary, daughter of Joshua and Pris- 
cilla Wilson, of Exeter. They had : 

i. Mary,* b. at Exeter, 1756 ; d. at Concord, April, 1852. 

ii. John, b. Feb. 4, 1759 ; d. at Concord, Oct. 6, 1810. 

iii. Augustus, b. 1764 ; d. at Concord, 1812. fn early life he was of a some- 
what roving disposition. He resided for a time in Maine, where he 
married. Of his family little is known save that he had a son Tho- 
\ mas, 7 who in turn had two sons, Willis 8 and Charles and a daughter 

[1887.] The Odlin Family. 269 

Etta. Willis served in the 15th Mass. Reg't during the late war, and 
was killed in battle. Charles resides at Worcester and has a son 
Henry Woodbridge. 9 We have thus far received no full details re- 
specting this line. 

S. WlNTHROP* (Elisha, 4 John* Elisha, 2 John 1 ) lived at Exeter, where he 
died Feb. 27, 1803. He married Emma, or Amy, daughter of John 
Folsom, of Exeter, born 1744, died Jan. 20, 1825. They had: 

i. Patty, 6 m. John Tilton. 

ii. Nancy, m. Fuller. 

iii. Betsey, m, Nov. 20. 1801, Joseph Holt, of Stracham. 

11. iv. Jonx F., b. 1783 ; m. 1828, Judith French, and d. at Exeter Dec. 27, 

1858. John F. was the father of three daughters — i. Emcline, 7 m. 

Daniel Tyler ; 2. Mary Esther, in. French ; and 3. Caroline, still 

living at Exeter, unmarried. 

9. William, 5 of Exeter (Elisha, 4 John, 5 Elisha, 2 John 1 ), married March 
1, 1765, Judith Wilson, sister of his brother John's wife. She died 
July 2, 1795, aged 52. and he Sept. 6, 1787. They had : 

i. Judith, 6 b. Aug. 17, 1765 ; d. March 12, 1767. 

12. ii. William, b. Feb. 16, 1767; d. Exeter, March 1, 1825. 

iii. Anna, ni. first, 1798, John Folsom. of Newmarket, who d. 1802; second, 
James Ham, of Deerfield, N. H. She died at Henniker, Feb. 25, 1853. 
iv. Betsey, m. John Chapman, and d. March, 1826, aged 52. 

10. Elisha 5 (Elisha* John? Elisha, 2 John 1 ), married December, 1774, j 

Sarah Sibley, of Salem, Mass., in which town they appear to have 
lived. They had: 

i. Ecenfzer, 6 b. July 29, 1777 ; lived and died without issue at Canaan, 

ii. Susannah. 

iii. Sarah. 

iv. Elisha. b. Oct. 27, 1782 ; lived and died in Salem or Beverly, Mass. ^ He 
married, but had no children. He was, we believe, the subject of the 
first decision in the Massachusetts Reports, establishing the point that 
one liquor license does not legalize sales at two distinct places of 

v. William Woodbridge, lived at Rochester, N. H. ; m. and had William 
Howard, 7 who died in hospital in Arkansas, 1878-9. He had led a 
migratory life. His early days were spent at Wakefield, N, 11. Later 
he was in Wisconsin, and his life closed, as above stated, in the south- 
west. He left no children. 

vi. Samuel, m. Mehitable Lambert and d. in Lubec, Me. They had : 

1. Polly, 7 m. William Johnson, of Orono and Pittsfield, Me. 

2. Hiram, 7 b. May 15. 1311, went to Wisconsin and afterward to Cali- 
fornia, m. Jane McClurc and had six children, Hiram B., 8 Wal- 
do, Henry L., Etta, Mary and Anna. 

3. Sophia 7 m. Hiram George, of Orono. 

4. Ebenezer,* b. April 15, 1816, m. Elizabeth March, of Palmyra, Me., 
accompanied his brother Hiram to the far west; has I. William 
Woodbridge, 8 b. 1845, who has Victor, 9 b. Dec. 10, 1871 ; 2. Abi- 
gail, 7 b. Sept. 17, 18-17, m. Marshall; 3. Frederick, 3 b. June 

2, 1850; 4. Lilly, 8 b. Feb. 7, 1852, m. Oaks. 

5. Sarah, 7 m. J. F. .Moore, of Augusta, Me. 

6. Elisha J m. Mary O'Neil ; they had 1. William F., a who m. Marga- 
ret Downs, of Salem, Mass., and had a daughter and two sons, Sam- 

uel, 9 b. 1846, and Eiisha, 9 b. 1848 ; 2. Samuel, 8 who m. Anna Odlin. 

11. John 6 (John, 5 Elisha, 4 John, 3 Elisha 2 John 1 ) was a prominent citizen 
of Concord, N. II., and served in many important town offices. He 
married first, Sally Herbert, of Concord, Nov. 20, 1791. Their 
infant child, Charlotte, died Feb. 10, 1793. He married second, 


270 The Odlin Family. [July, 

Mary, widow of John Souther and daughter of Col. Thomas Stick- 
ney, one of the pioneers of Concord. She was born Oct. 30, 1766, 
and lived to be the oldest native-born resident of the city, dying in 
April, 1S5S. The only child of John Odlin's second marriage was: 

i. Woodbridge, 7 of Concord (merchant) ; b. March 19, 1S10; m. Dec. 
6, 1838, Abby P. Comstock, and has : i. John IV., 8 b. April 29, 1841 ; 
ii. Elizabeth Souther, b. May 6, 1843; iii. Mary Frances, b. July 1, 
1850 ; iv. Arthur Fuller, b. April 25, I860. All of whom are married. 

12. William 6 ( William* EUsha? John* EUsha? John 1 ), of Exeter, born 

Feb. 16, 1767; died March 1, 1825; married 1791, Elizabeth, 
daughter of Capt. James Leavitt, born Dec. 21, 1769, died August 
18,1860. Had: 

13. i. James, 7 b. Jan. 9, 1792 ; d. July 30, 1856. 

ii. William, b. Jan. 10, 1793 ; d. unmarried July 3, 1863. 
iii. Thomas, b. Nov. 16, 1791 ; m. Hannah Potter, of Amesbury, Mas3.. 1S16, 
and d. without offspring, March 5, 1826. 

14. iv. Joseph, d. 1873; ) . - „ , r „ ir .-,■»- 
, c tj , a ic~c I twins, b. Jan. lb, 1/97. 

15. v. Benjamin, d. lt>/6 ; ) 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 23, 1799; m. Joseph Perkins, Nov. 30, 1825; d. 
Sept, 3, 1863; had Elizabeth* b. Oct. 16/1828, and Woodbridge Odlin, 
b. June 12, 1831, d. 1881. 

vii. Woodbridge, b. Dec. 18, 1801 ; d. Dec. 1, 1802. 

viii. Woodbridge, 2d, b. May 9, 1805; d. April I, 1879; m. first. Feb. 4, 
18-28, Joanna, daughter of John Odiorne, who died Jan. 2fi, 1812. Had 
Anne Odiorne* b. May 20, 1832, d. unmarried Feb. 8, 1856. He m. 
second, Oct. 9, 1844, Delia Augusta Little, of Castine, Me., by whom 
he left no issue. Woodbridge bequeathed $20,000 to Phillips Exeter 
Academy to found the Odlin Professorship of English Literature. 

ix. Mary Anne, b. July 29, 1810; m. Elihu 1. Stevens, of Kingston and 
Exeter, and latterly of Manchester, N. H. Widow. Children— Car- 
oline Odlin, 8 William Odlin, Mary and Julianna. 

13. James 7 (William,* William? Elisha? John? EUsha? John 1 ), of Exe- 

ter; married Oct. 27, 181 G, Martha IL, daughter of Joseph Os- 
borne, born Aug. 25, 1792, died Oct. 29, 1868. They had: 

16. i. James William, 8 b. Nov. 3, 1817. 

17. ii. George Osborne, b. Aug. 26, 1823. 

18. iii. Joseph Edwin, b. June 20, 1825, d. April 7, 1874. 

iv. Martha Jewett, b. July 21, 1828; m. Feb. 3, 1859, Charles Colburn 
JBarrell, of York, Me. They have seven livino; children: 1. William 
Odlin*; 2. Martha Osborne; 3. Mary Elizabeth ; 4. Theodore Ly- 
man; 5. Charles Seivall ; 6. Anna Odiorne; 7. George Emerson. 

14. Joseph 7 ( William,* William, 5 EUsha* John? EUsha, 2 John 1 ), of Exe- 

ter; died Nov. 187-3 ; married March 5, 184G, Harriet A. Downs, 
born Dec. 19, 1817, died 1878. One child : 

i. Charles Cushixg, 8 b. Oct 31, 1817; m. 1875, Sarah Elizabeth, daugh- 
ter of William P. Moulton, of Exeter, and is now a physician at Mel- 
rose, Mass. One child, Russell Nason, 9 b. July 12, 1876. 

15. Benjamin 7 (William? William? EUsha? John? EUsha? John 1 ), of 

Exeter; married May 3, 1846, Elizabeth T., daughter of James 
Folsom, of Exeter. Died Nov. 1876. One child: 
i. Ella F., s b. June 19, 1819 ; m. E. A. Alger, of Boston. 

16. Jamk3 William 8 (James? William? William? EUsha? John? EUsha? 
John 1 ), of Exeter, the only male representative of the name in the 
town. Has been high sheriff aud held other responsible public 
offices; married Oct. 2, 1844, Harriet N. Warren. Their children 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip's War. 211 

i. Louise Barlow, 9 b. Sept. 2, 1846; m. 1833, Samuel Sinclair, Jr., of 
N.Y. Children— 1. Edward Dufieid 10 ; 2. Kate. 

ii. George, b. June 6, 1848 ; d. Nov. 28, 1848. 

iii. Georgians, b. Oct. 15, 1849: d. Sept. 15, 1S53. 

iv. Mary Thayer, b. Nov. 12, 1S50 ; d. Sept. 17, 1851. 

v. Edward William, b. Sept. 17, 1859; m. Edith M. Warren, Dec. 29. 
18S8. Is now attached to the editorial staff Boston Daily Advertiser. 

17. George Osborne 3 (James, 1 William, 9 William, 6 Elisha? John? Eli- 

sha? John 1 ), formerly publisher New Hampshire Statesman, Con- 
cord ; now of Union Grove, 111. ; married first, Sept. 0, 1846, Em- 
ma P. Dustra, of Fraucestown, N.H. (died March 25, 18G9) ; second, 
Mrs. Harriet Snow. Children, all by first marriage: 

i. William, 9 b. Aug. 3, 1847. 

ii. John Dustin, b. Jan. 17, 1855. 

iii. James, b. June 14, 1859. 

iv. Emma Clara, b. Aug. 30, 1862. 

18. Joseph Edwin 5 (James 1 William? William, 5 Elisha, 4 John? Elisha? 

John 1 ). Removed from Exeter to Laconia, N. II., in early man- 
hood, and died there 1874; married first, Dec. 5, 1851, Abby Por- 
ter, who died March 6, 1852; second, Nov. 1, 1854, Christiana 
Farrar. Children, by second marriage : 

i. James Edwln, 9 Congregational minister at Gofl'atown, N. II. ; b. April 

10, 1857. 
ii. William, b. April 5, 1865. 


Communicated by the Rev. George M. Bodge, A.M., of East Boston, Mass. 
[Continued from page 218.] 

No. XIX. 
Capt. Jonathan Poole and his Men. 
JONATHAN POOLE, of Reading, was the son of John and 
tJ Margaret, and was born (probably at Cambridge) in 1G34. 
His father was one of the first settlers of Reading, a lar^e land 
owner, and doubtless was the wealthiest of the settlers. The family 
homestead was on the present site of the " Wakefield Rattan 
Works/' and to this and other large tracts of land Jonathan suc- 
ceeded upon the death of his father in 1667. 

His wile's name was Judith, and their children, born in Reading, 
were — Sarah, born 1656, married 1673, Thomas Bancroft; Judith, 
born 1658, married 1681, William Hesey ; Mary, born 1660, died 
1661 ; Mary, 2d, born 1662, married 1682, James Nichols; John, 
born 1665; Jonathan, born 1667, married Bridget Fitch, 1691-2; 
Thomas, born 1673; William, born 1677; Elizabeth, born 1678. 

Capt. Poole died in 1678, aged 44 years. 

In October, 1671, he was appointed Quartermaster, and in May, 
1674, Cornet of the w Three County Troop," and still held that 

272 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [July 

office when the war broke out in 1G75. In the summer he was in 
service under Lieut, Hasey, serving as Cornet, and will appear in 
Ilasey's list. In the campaign under Major Appleton in the fall of 
1675, we find him in important positions. Sept. 30th he was in 
command of the garrison at Quabaog. He probably marched his 
troops, about October 10th, to Hadley, whence he was assigned by 
Major Appleton to the defence of Hatfield. On October 19th, 
when that town was attacked, Capt. Poole was in command of a com- 
pany, and gallantly and successfully defended the north side of the 
town, account of which is given in Major xVppleton's campaign. In 
this defence, John Pocock, of Capt. Poole's company, was killed. 
When Maj. Appleton had the command of this army of the west 
suddenly thrust upon him by the Council, when Major Pynchon re- 
signed, he felt the heavy responsibility and sought to strengthen his 
position by the choice of his ablest officers to important positions, 
and was forced to act promptly. He appointed Cornet Poole to a 
captaincy, and sent word to the Council of his action, but the 
Council in reply rebuked this assumption of authority on his part, 
instructing him that it is his place to recommend a deserving officer, 
but the Council's place to promote. Upon the necessity to consult 
the Council more fully than by letters, he sends Capt. Pooie per- 
sonally in charge of his messengers, who evidently made so good an 
impression upon the worthy magistrates that they recognized the 
wisdom of Major Appleton, and upon his withdrawal of the main 
army for the campaign at Narraganset, Capt. Poole was placed in 
command of the garrison forces in the Connecticut towns, and re- 
mained at his post until, at the earnest solicitation of his friends and 
family, he was relieved by the appointment of Capt. Turner, April 
7th, 1676. Of his service during the winter some idea may be 
gained from the following extract from a letter of Rev. John Pus- 
sell to the Council : 

" Capt. Poole who hath been last here for y e governm* of y e souklters 
& as president of y e Councill of warr here doth earnestly intreate for a lib- 
erty to repaire to his own very much suffering family at least for a while, 
We may not be so selvish as to be unsensible to kindnesse to us in his stay 
here or losse to him thereby so as to hinder y e promoting of any radonall 
request consesting w th o r publike safety : We are thankfull for what bless- 
ing God hath made him to us ; desirous to retaine him while not too much 
to his p r judice. He signifies to us y l there is now here in the army a man 
of y e same Town viz. Redding by Name Mr. John Brown whom he judgeth 
very iitt to oversee the souldiers," &c. &c. 

Hadley March 16 th 1075-6. Mass. Archives, Vol. 68, p. 163. 

Credited under Capt, Poole. 
October 19 th 1675 Joseph Hartshorne 

Benjamin Hurd 01 10 00 Jacob Ilurd 

Thomas Lasel 02 02 00 William Arnold 

November 20 th 1675 James Pike 

j Simon Burr 01 OS 02 Phineas Upliam, Lieut. 

















Soldiers in Ring Philip's War, 


Abraham Staples 


10 00 

Thomas Smith 


13 01 

\ Samuel Read 


00 00 

John Pengilly 


07 03 

December 20 th 1G75 

Joseph Jacobs 


14 10 

| Benjamin Chamberlain 


13 OS 

George Crosse 


14 00 

Walter Hickson 


10 00 

Elisha Fuller 


14 10 

John Pemberton 


03 00 

John Randall 


19 08 

January 25 th 16 


James Miller 


18 06 

John Pocock 


02 04 

Samuel Graves 


01 03 

Joshuah Fuller 


06 00 

John Hascall 


14 00 

Joseph Chaniberlaine 


04 00 

John Day 


10 00 

-February 29, 16 


William Day 


10 02 

George Eborne 


04 00 

Joseph Burrell 


04 00 

March 24, 1675. 

John Smith 


10 10 

Jobn Laiae 


00 00 

John Fitch 


00 10 

Richard Silvester 


00 00 

John Ellitt 


06 03 

John Arnold 


14 00 

Jonathan Moss 


10 10 

John Jones 


18 00 

Moses Chadwell 


08 00 

April 24 th 167 

Samuel Fisk 


04 00 

Anthony Eavinscroft " pr Sam 

Samuel Staiuwood 


10 00 

Allin " 


06 00 

John Long 


17 00 

John Dunster 


06 06 

Jacob Pudenier 


04 00 

June 24 th 167€ 

James Atkesou 


11 00 

Richard Silvester 


03 00 

Richard Hall 


19 04 

Thomas Bishop 


00 00 

John Elsmore 


02 06 

Benjamin Norden 


oo oo 

Caleb Ray 


10 04 

John Wild 
John Knight 


05 08 

Thomas Vely 


10 10 


02 08 

William Stacey 


12 00 

; John Hall 


09 00 

September 23 d 1676 

\ George Ebeni 


04 00 

John Flanders 


14 10 

Edward Bishop 


03 02 

Henry Bragg 


05 08 

Jonathan Poole, Capt. 


00 00 

Thomas Eaton 


14 10 

Joseph Hartshorn 


06 08 

Samuel Gatchell 


14 10 

Samuel Neal 


00 00 

Isaac Foster 


05 OS 

John French 


15 00 

Benony Mactonell 


10 02 

Increas Whetston 


03 02 

James Carr 


18 01 

Thomas B urges 


19 02 

John Dun ton 


09 08 

William Chubb 


18 06 

John Dethsidy 


05 08 

. Jonathan Poole, Capt. 


05 04 

Joseph Norman 


15 08 

William Payment 


02 07 

Fraucis Cooke 


01 03 

Thomas Sparks 


"08 06 

John Prescott 


12 00 

Zechariah Herrick 


08 07 

Nehemiah Tottingham 


10 02 

John Clark 


08 06 

Joseph Peirce 


17 00 

William Elliot 


0.1 00 

William Duty 


15 08 

Benjamin Collins 


10 00 

Joshuah Sawyer 


00 00 

Uzall Wardall 


08 07 

Jonathan Poole 


14 00 

July 24 th 167{ 

Humphrey Willard, 

Thomas Cooke 


18 00 

ais. Millard 


10 02 

Joshuah Boy n ton 


07 00 

Benjamin. Merilield 


10 02 

William Bond 


00 00 

Thomas Hoppin 


09 04 

Daniel Smith 


05 06 

Joseph Hartshorn 


16 00 

August 24 tn 

Timothy Hewitt 


19 08 

Robert Simpson 


12 00 

Israel Howing 


10 02 

Samuel Nicholson 


04 00 

William Pashly 


18 00 

VOL, XLI. 24 



Soldiei^s in King Philip's War. 


Josiah White 
William Deane 
John Parker 
Henry Duen 
Nathaniel Bray 
Richard Wood 
James Chute 
Thomas Woolson 
Sebius Jackson 
Thomas Browne 
Henry Spring 

05 18 00 
01 01 09 

00 10 02 

01 00 0G 

02 14 00 

00 17 00 

01 10 10 

00 08 06 

01 11 05 
00 04 03 
00 07 00 

Joseph Sherman 01 07 00 

John Stone 01 11 00 

John Graves 05 06 04 

Stephen Pain 00 08 06 

Josiah Jones 00 15 08 

Robert Mann 01 18 06 

John Stearns 00 08 06 

John Oyne 00 15 06 

Nathaniel Robins 00 12 10 

Thomas Chamberlaine 03 18 10 


&; Commesary 

0: 17: 00 


Worke clone ffor y e Souklers by y c order of Capt: Poole 
Coaleman of Hattfeild December y e 10 th 1G75 by Jacob 

William Arnall — Imprimis. 1 paire of Shewes 

Vamping a paire of bootes 
John Watson — 2 paire of Shewes 
Anthony Ravenscraft — 1 paire of Bootes . 
John Downing — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Javish Musgrove — 1 paire of Shewes 
Hue Pike — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Robert Symson — 2 paire of Shewes 
Epheram Rigman — 1 paire of Shewes 
John Arnall — 1 paire of Shewes & Stoekins 
Thomas Barges — 1 paire of Shewes . 
William Briggs — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Jeremy Clothier — 1 paire of Bootes 
Richard Silvester — 1 paire of Shewes 
John Hall — 1 paire of Shewes . 
Mosses Ivnapp — 1 paire of Shewes 
Richard Smith — 1 paire of Shewes 
Robert Coates — 1 paire of Shewes 
Joseph Hartshorne — 1 paire of Shewes 
Tho: Brian — 1 paire of Shewes and pouch . 
Will: Chub — 1 paire of Shewes 
John Hues — 3 paire of Shewes 
Benjamine Barret — 1 paire of Shewes 

These is to Sertitfie y e Honoured Commetty ; that these two bills was 
delivered by y c order of Capt. Poole & my Self ffor y e use of the soulders 
and Rec d by the solgers, by me John Coaleman comisarey of Hatfield. 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 69, p. 83. 

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Capt. Thomas Brattle and his Men. 
Thomas Brattle was born about 1624. "Was a merchant of good 
standing in Boston in 1056 ; was of the Artillery Company in 1675. 
He was an enterprising land-purchaser, and bought large tracts on 
the Kennebec and the Merrimac, the latter of the Indians. He 
owned valuable iron works at Concord, and was deputy from that 
town from 1678-1681 ; also from Lancaster, 1671-2. Was one of 
the founders of the Old South Church, and in 1671 one of the com- 

1887.] Soldiers in King Philip 's War. 275 

missioners sent to treat with Philip at Taunton ; and in nearly all 
the relations of public life he appears as one of the most active and 
influential men of the colony. He married, probably in 1656, Eliza- 
beth Tyng, daughter of Capt. William and Elizabeth (Coytemore) [ 
Tyng, whose tragic death, Nov. 9th, 1682, is recorded in Judge Sew- 
all's Diary. Their children, born in Boston, were — Thomas, b. Sept. j' 
5, 1657, died same day ; Thomas, born June 20, 1658 ; Elizabeth, 
born Nov. 30th, 1660; William, born Nov. 22, 1662; Katharine, 
born Sept. 2C) y 1664; Bethiah, born Aug. 13, 1666; Mary, born 
Aug, 10, 1668; Edward, born Dec. 18, 1670. Thomas Brattle 
was appointed Cornet of the Suffolk Troop, May 30th, 1670; 
Lieutenant, Oct. 13, 1675 : Captain, May 5, 1676. When the war 
broke out Capt. Brattle was an immediate and important friend of 
the colony. lie loaned the colony two hundred pounds, and in the 
first few months of the war he is personally credited with cash, sup- 
plies and service to the amount of fifteen hundred pounds upon the 
treasurer's accounts. 

Sept. 8, 1675, the Council orders Cornet Thomas Brattle with 
a party of horsemen under his command, to take fifty soldiers who 
are appointed to meet him at Leftenant Thomas Henchman's in 
Groton, and distribute them according to his discretion in the towns 
of Dunstable, Groton and Lancaster ; and to arrange with the in- 
habitants for the support and aid of their garrisons ; also to settle 
affairs, so far as possible, with the friendly Indians at Wamesit, 
Nashoba and Marlborough, to induce the chief Wannalanset to re- 
turn and live cpuietly at Wamesit, giving 3iis son as a hostage into 
the hands of the English, &e. The issue of this affair will appear 
in the account of the garrisons. Capt. Brattle was engaged in the 
organization and supply of the several expeditions West and South. 
lie was personally with the forces at Narraganset, in the reorgani- 
zation of the army after the Swamp fight. On May 15th, 1676, 
in the expedition to Hassanamesit under Capt. Henchman, Capt. 
Brattle, with a party of horse, fell upon the Indians between Men- 
don and Hassanamesit and killed about twenty, of whom four were 
squaws. The enemy dispersed into the swamps and the main body 

On May 24th, Capt. Brattle "with a troope of horse," about fifty, 
went in pursuit of the Indians " that had newly done spoyle at Sea- 
concke." With a small party of foot, he arrived at the Falls of 
Pocatuck River," being on the Seaconckside. The Indians appear- 
ed on the opposite side in force. Leaving the foot behind, Capt. Brat- 
tle led the troopers up the river where they crossed with great diffi- 
culty, and soon came down upon the Indians and put them to a 
disastrous flight, capturing large store of their fish and other sup- 
plies, killing several. One of the English was killed, and Cornet 
Elliot was wounded in the hand. The dead soldier was carried to 
Seaconck and buried. An Indian boy was captured who testified 

276 Soldiers in King Philip's War. [July, 

that these Indians were three or four hundred and belonged to 
ft Nepsachuit." See Col. Records, vol. vii. p. \)6, the full letter of 
the General Court. 

June 30th, 1676, Capt. Brattle is sent on an expedition towards 
Mount Hope with instructions as follows : 

Instructions for Capt. Thomas Brattle. 

You are to take twenty of your Troope with such officers as you shall 
see meete, togetfaar with an officer & ten Troop" of Left. Ilassey's Troope 
and with them to march with all expedition to Dedham where are ordered 
to be an officer with eighteen foote souldiers mounted from Dorchester, 
sixe from Roxbnry and twenty from Dedham with an officer. All ap- 
pointed to be at Dedham the Rendevous this day at fower of the clock 
this afternoone, whom you are to take under your Conduct and the officers 
and souldiers are Required to obey you as theire Commander for this Ser- 
vice of the Country. You are to march with your Troopers & Dragoons 
to be at John Woodcocks by midnight where you shall meete with an In- 
dian Pylot and two files of musketeers which Pylot hath engaged to bring 
you upon Phillip & his Company who are not above thirty men as he saith 
j * & not ten miles from Woodcocks ; be sure to secure your Pylot to prevent 

falsehood and escape. You are to endeavour with your utmost diligence 
to Come up with the enemy and Coming up with him, or any other of 
them, you are to subdue kill and destroy, in your marches take heed, of 
Ambushments and see you keepe your souldiers in Comand and that they 
moove with as much sylence as may be, that you be not prevented. In 
case the ennimy should be past to Mount Hope and that you Can meete 
with Plymouth forces you are to Joyne with them. If upon Intelligence 
you may probably Come up with ennemy to light subdue & destroy them. 

ffor that you are victualled onely for sixe days, you are to order that your 
march out may be proportionably thereto for your Returns unless by the 
longer stay you shall see you have very probable advantage against the 
enemy & you may have Recruite of proper officers from our Confederates 
or cann timely notice to us to send you supply. 

In Case you meete not with a Pylot at Woodcoks you are to send to 
Mr. Newman at Rehoboth and lett him know of your being there, and 
wayting to endeavour to surprise Phillip ; And In case that faile, if 
upon Intelligence you have oppertunity to fall upon any other of the enne- 
my you are to attend that ; Upon all occasions & opportunity you are to 
Advise us of jour motions and of Gods deallings with you ; for your so 
doing these are your order and warrant. Given at Boston the thirtieth day 
of June 1616. 

By the Gouvernour & Council of the Massachusetts. 

Mass. Archives, Vol. 60, pp. 24, 25. J. L. G. 

In this expedition Capt. Mosely was joined, as related by Mr. 
Hubbard. The plan was carried out, but when they arrived at the 
swamp they found the wily chief and his body guard " newly gone." 
They however joined with the Plymouth forces under command of 
Major Bradford, and succeeded, before their return home in the lat- 
ter part of July, in securing the Plymouth and southern towns, and 
in killing or capturing one hundred and fifty of the enemy. 

Capt. Thomas Brattle died April 5th, 1683. He left, it is said, 



Idlers in King Philips Wx, 



the largest estate* in New England at that time. His son Thomas 
administered upon the estate. This $on Thomas graduated at Har- 
vard 1676, and was eminent for his scholarship, especially in mathe- 
matics. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, 
which was a mark of great distinction to an American. He was 
celebrated for his opulence, talents and benevolence ; was treasurer 
of Harvard College from 1693 to his death, May 18, 1713. He 
was never married. William Brattle, second son of Capt. Thomas, 
graduated at Harvard College in 1780, and received degree of B.D. 
in 1692, and in 1696 was ordained pastor of the church in Cam- 
bridge. He was a celebrated scholar and preacher, being especially 
liberal for his time. He married Elizabeth, daughter of Nathaniel 
Hayman, of Charlestown, Nov. 3, 1697, and by her had two sons, 
of whom William, the eldest, inherited his grandfather's Narragan- 
eet claim. 

Soldiers Credited under Capt. Thomas Brattle. 

October 19, 16 


John Oynes 


15 08 

George Berbeck 




John Barrett 


12 10 

Dec, 20 th 

Justinian Holden 


15 08 

John Paison 




Joseph Birch 


12 10 

Caleb Graunt 




Thomas Leonard 


15 08 

Samuel Thacher 




Moses Paine 


11 05 

Thomas Brattle, Lieut. 




John Waiard als. Ware 


14 03 

John Bennet 




Obediah Wood 


15 08 

John AVillington 




Hugh Taylor 


15 08 

Solomon Phips 




Jonathan Atherton 


10 00 

Samuel Williams 




Ebenezer Heiden 


11 05 

Samuel Minott 




John Bennitt 


02 09 

"William Kent 




Richard Francis 


00 00 

Samuel Pavson 




Denis Syhy 


17 09 

March 21 th 167 


Moses Paine 


08 07 

John Neecham 




John Smith 


12 09 

John Benuitt 




Richard Hall 


18 10 

August 24 16' 


Paltiel Grover 


12 10 

Ebenezer Williams 




Thomas Adams 


15 08 

Joshuah Henshaw 




Francis Cooke 


00 00 

William Kent 




Samuel Williams 


17 06 

John Newell 




John Wells 


17 00 

Richard Scott 




John Xeedham 


12 10 

John Pinder 




John Long 


05 06 

James Chever3 




Elisha Foster 


04 8 

James Francklin 




Samuel Maxfield 


04 08 

* In the old Court file?. Book S, is preserved the following, which may be of interest as 
describing Capt. Brattle's Kennebec grant : 

" Thomas Brattle in behalf of himself & other the Heirs of Capt. Thomas Brattle, Mr. 
Antipas Boyes, Mr. Edward Tyng & John Winslow claims a certain Tract of Land in 
America in or between & extending from the utmost Bounds of Cobbeseconte which ad- 
joineth to the River of Kennebeck towards the Western Ocean, and a Place called the 
Fails at Nequamkeek & a Piace or' fifteen English Miles on both Sides the River called 
Kennebeck River & all the -ail River that lycth within the said Limits & bounds East* 
Ward, Westward, Northward & Southward as per Deed from the Govern 1111 of Plimouth 
Colony dated 27 Oetor 1661 & Orderly recorded. 

A true copy Examined pr Tho j Claeke Dep f y Sec'tv^* 

VOL. XL I. 24* 


Baptisms in Dover, JSF. II 1717—1766. [July, 

Evan Jones 


04 OS 

William Harsey als 

Hasye 01 

12 10 

John Needham 


07 00 

David Freeman 


03 06 

Benjamin Mills 


03 06 

John Pason 


10 00 

Samuel Church 


07 00 

John Stearnes 


07 00 

Josiah Jones 


02 00 

Increas Twing als. 

Win ne 01 

12 10 

Patrick Morrene 


00 00 

Time thy D wight 


15 04 

Henry .Spring 


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John Kendall 


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Thomas Holman 


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Joshuah Lambe 


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Francis Coard 


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Thomas Browne 


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Samuel Gary 


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Timothy Hawkins 


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Edward Couch 
John Turtle 
Samuel Stone 
Thomas Peirce 
Zechariah Fowle 
John JBlackman 
James White 
Samuel Parker 
James Pemerton 
Daniel Greenland 
Anthony Howard 
Daniel Champney 
Joseph Sherman 
William Bond 
James Baker 
Daniel Ruff 
William Ager 
John Allice 
Richard Wood 
Joshuah Sayer 
Thomas Pemberton 
John Mason 
Nathaniel Rowleston 
James Miller 
Charles Davenport 
Jonathan Gilbert 
Samuel Sumner 

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Nov 1 










BAPTISMS IN DOVER, N. H. 1717—1766. 

of the Rev. Jonathan Cushing-'s Record of Baptisms irv 
Dover, N. H., now a part of the Records of the 
" First Church." 

Communicated by Jonx R. Ham, M.D., of Dover, N. H. 
[Concluded from page 191.] 
James Nailer. & Martha his Dangh r . 
Mercy, Wife of Sam 1 Lary, & their child Sarah, 
Sarah, D r of Andrew Gerrisb. 
Micah, son of Sam 1 Emerson. 
James Toby, son of Jon a Gerrish. 
Lucy, D r of Sam 1 Gerrish. 
Mary, D r of Daniel Ham. 
Sarah. D r of Ebenezer Hanson. 
Daniel, son of James Young. 
Sarah, Wife of Jon a Bickford, cc their D r Rebeca. 
Howard Heuderson, & his Child" Benj a & Lovey. 

Silas & Mary, Child" of P»enj a Heard, in private, 
Ichabod, son of W m Wentworth. 
Susanna, D r of Reuben Hayes, 





Sept r 



















1887.] Baptisms in Dover, JV. H. 1717— -1766. 279 

Jeremiah, son cf Job Clements. 
Deborah, D r of W m Shackford. 
James, son of John Leighton — 'deceased. 
Isaiah, son of Ebenezer Horn. 
Jon% son of Benj a Hanson. 
John, son of Jon a Bickford. 
Daniel, son of Daniel Hayes, 
Mary, I) r of Richard Kimbal. 
Josiah Farewell, sou of Moses Jiowe. 

, son of John Thompson. 

Paul, son of Daniel Ham. 

Abigail, D r of Joseph Roberts. 
Ljdia, D r of Dudley Watson. 
James Chesley, son of Ichabod Hayes. 
Jon a son of Jon a Pinkham. 
Mary, D r of Hatevil Leighton. 
Eliz a D r of Reuben Heard. 
Jon a Dana, son of Abner Dam. 
Tristram, son of John Richards. 

Rachel, D' of Ebenezer Place. \ Ba P tlzed at Eoclie3 ' w ' 
Isaac, son of Jethro Bickford. 
Nath 1 sou of Tristram Heard. 
Johu, son of John Titcomb. 
Thomas, son of Howard Henderson. 
Ephraim, sod of John Waldron. 
Anne, D r of Patrick Malcum. 
Oct. 5. John, son of Tobias Randel. 

Susanna, D r of Elijah Bunker. 

Daniel, son of Ebenezer Demerritt 

John Coffin, son of Joseph Ham. [and John. 

Abigail, Wife of Nicolas Canada, & their Child 41 Sarah, Mar;/ 

Elizabeth, D r of Nathaniel Young. 

Tamsen, Wife of Otis Baker, & their child 1 ", viz; 

{Tamsen, D r of John Twombly, deceased, 
Lydia & Ebenezer, Child" oi'Otis Baker. 
Nov' 1. Ephraim, son of James Young. 

James, son of Jonathan Bickford. 

Abigail. D r of Sam 1 Emerson. 

Sarah, D r of Capt. Samuel Gerrhh. 

Eliz a Wife of W m Stanton, and their child Tamsen* 

Sarah, D r of Moses Howe. 

Lydia, D r of Timothy White. 
Hepzibah & Martha, the D" of Nath 1 Balch. 
Stephen, son of Howard Heudersou. 
Betty, D r of Ichabod Hayes. 
Betty, D r of Tobias Randel. 
Susey, D r of Elijah Bunker. 
Abigail Plummer. 
Abigail, D r of Dan 1 Hayes. 
27. W m , son of Ebenezer Adams* 


















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SSO Baptisms in Dover, N. II. 1717— 176G. [July, 

Jnae 27. W n \ son of Richard KimbaL 

Aug. 1. Deborah, D r of Jonathan Pinkham. 

8. Tamsen, D r of Thomas Hayes. 

22. Martha, D r of Jon a Gerrish. 

Sept. 19. , D r of W m Stanton. 

Pumphret, son of John Whitehouse. 

Octobr 3. Sarah, l) r of Dun 1 Ham. 

24. Sarah, D r of John Waldron, jun r . 

Nov* 21. Hannah, D r of Ebenezer Dememtt. 

28. Eunice, D r of Jacob Horsum. 

Dec r 12. John, son of Otis Baker. 


April 10. Margaret Gerrish. 

24. Joseph, son of Joseph Roberts. 

May 8. Deborah, D r of Sam 1 Emerson. 

June 26. Sarah, D r of John Titcomb. 

July 10. Enoch, son of Ebenezer Hanson. 

17. Joanna, D r of Joseph Hodgdon. 
31. Joseph, son of Nath 1 Balch. 

Aug. 28. Job, son of Job Clements. 

Lucretia, D r of Trefethren, 

Sept. 25. W m , son of Howard Henderson. 

Oct 23. Relief, D r of Moses Howe. 


Mar. 11. Amos, son of Tim White. 

April 22. Sarah, D r of Daniel Hayes. 

Abigail, D r of Jon a Bickford. 

May 6. Ruth Hill. 

20. Benj\ son of Stephen Evans. 

June 17. Samuel Plummer, & his son Dodavah. 

July 1. Benj a , son of Benj a Hanson. 

15. Ebenezer, son of Edward Woodman. 

Aug. 12. Ezra, son of Richard Kimball. 

19. W m son of Nicholas Ricker. 

20. Betty, D r of John Whitehouse. 
Oct 14. Joanna & Lydia, Child" of Aaron Ham. 

John, son of Ichabod Hayes. 

15. Sarah, D r of James Knowles of Roch r in private. 

Nov. 18. W ul Wentworth, son of Thomas. Heard. 


Feb. 13. Thomas Parks, on a sick bed. 

Apr. 21. Mehitabel, D r of Otis Baker. 

June 16. Stephen, son of Joseph Hodgdon. 

Aug. 4. Ezekiel, son of Nicolas Ricker. £Waldrcn« 

11. William, Elizabeth and Richard, Child 11 of Tho 3 Westbrook 

18. Elijah, son of Moses Howe. 
Sept. 1. Mary Chesley. 

15. John Waldron, 3 d , & his Daugh r Abigail 

EHz a D r of Joseph Roberts. 

22. Betty, D r of Stephen Evans. 

Oct. 6. Nathaniel, son of Jon a Pinkham. 

20. Sarah & Lydia. D TS of Sam 1 Ham. 

> Nov» 3. Sarah, D r of Aaron Ham, 

1887.] Ancient Iron Works of Taunton. 281 

. Nov. 3. Mary, D r of Ephr m Wentworth. 
Sarah, D r of James Knowles. 

Abigail, D r of Ebenezer Noyes. 

Ebenezer, sod of Ebenezer Hanson, in private. 

Daniel, sou of Howard Henderson. 

Meketabal, D r of Daniel Haves. 

Eleanor, D r of Tho 3 Westbrook Waldron. 

Otis, son of Otis Baker. 

Olive and Elijah Banker, Child 11 of Joshua Perkins, jr. 

Eliz a D r of Jonathan Bickford. 

















By Capt. John W. D. Hall, of Taunton, Mass. 

f I lIIE Register for January last contains the following remarks 
JL introducing a genealogical record and deed (see page 83), viz. : 

" In the article by John TV. D. Hall in the Register for July, 1884, on 
the Ancient Works of Taunton, the commencement of the manufacture of 
iron in that town is assigned (page 2G0) to the year 1656. The following 
paper shows that the works were erected and begun in the year 1653 ; but 
whether the proprietors succeeded so early as that in the manufacture of 
iron is not definitely stated, though it is probable that they did." 

The paper referred to is a deed of James Batte, Jr., of a share 
and a quarter in said works to Henry Withington, of Dorchester, in 
1655 — which states that "in the year of our lord, 1653, the inhabi- 
tants of tanton did erect and begin certayn iron works, and did 
rayse a stock at that present for the furtherance of Sayd Works of 
about £600 or upwards," &c. See the article on page 85 of the 
January Register. The paper of the writer in the Register for 
July, 1884, stated clearly on the authority and record of Oliver 
Purchis, town clerk and scribe, that "certain inhabitants of Taun- 
ton put themselves in to be proprietors in the bloomerie, in 1653 
-'4," by raising a stock at that time — giving their names. That 
Batte deed corroborates the record of Oliver Purchis, then made. 
Irrefutable facts and records show that it required three years to 
complete the works for the manufacture of iron. 

Three years ago the writer examined the Batte deed, but not one 
line or sentence could be seen in it to justify the opinion that iron was 
manufactured there in 1653, nor before the date assigned (1656) by 
Capt. Leonard. The reader will observe the date of the deed, 1655 ! 

On the authority of the record of Capt. Thomas Leonard, who 
was there during the years of building and preparing the iron works, 
also as forgeman, clerk and manager over sixty years (from 1653 
to 1713) y the writer stated in the July Register, 1884, that "the 
manufacture of iron began anno 1656." He now submits the case 
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1887.] Descendants of Edmund Weston. 285 


By Tho3Ias "Weston, Jr., Esq., A.M. 

"ODMUND 1 WESTON,* the progenitor of that portion of the Weston 

I JUJ family who settled in Plymouth Colony,t came to Boston in the ship 
Elizabeth & Ann, and settled in the town of Duxbury in the year 1635. 
! In the passenger list his age is put at thirty years. There is a tradition 
that in the old country his trade was a thresher of grain. Soon after com- 
ing into town he entered himself as an apprentice unto John Winslow and 
Nathaniel Thomas, and in 1639 formed a copartnership with John Carver 
for planting and farming. In 1640 he had a grant from the colony of four 
acres at Stony Brook, Duxbury, and a tract of land near Green Harbor. 
Jn 16-13 he was one of the men who were enrolled to bear arms. In 1652 
was a surveyor of highways, and from this time his name frequently ap- 
pears in connection with town affairs and in various public matters. Win- 
| sor, iii his history of Duxbury, speaks of him as "the enterprising ancestor 
I of an enterprising family whose descendants have been numerous, and most 
I of them have resided in town." He married late in life, probably a De La 
I Noye (afterwards called Delano). A copy of Edmund Weston's will is 
| found among the early records of Plymouth, B. 8, p. 16. It bears date 
| Feb. 13, 1686, and was admitted to probate June 3, 1686. He died in 
Duxbury in the 80th year of his age, respected and honored by all who 
knew him. The children of Edmund Weston were : 

2. i. Elnatiian, 2 b. 1657 ; d. April 23, 1724. 
ii. Mary, hi. John Delano and lived in Duxbury. 

3. iii. Edmund, b. 1660 ; d. Sept. 23, 1723. 

4. iv. John, b. 1662 , d. 1736. 


Second Generation. 
2. Elnatfjan 2 (Edmund 1 ). He was bora in 1657, and resided on his 
fath' r's farm near Mill Brook in Duxbury. Married De>ire Stand- 

* I have been very much assisted in the preparation of this genealogy by the careful 
I and laborious researches of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel M. Weston, of Boston/ 
j The loss of the earlier records of Duxbury his rendered it necessary to rely largely 
j upon the traditions that have conic down through the numerous branches of the family, 
J for much that is important relating to their history. Many of these arc so varied, espe- 
cially as to names and dates, that it is impossible to fix them" with accuracy. 
The family of Wes.tons were numerous in England at the beginning of "the seventeenth 
I century, and many of them early emigrated to America. Hotten, in his list of emigrants 
j in the year 103 3, gives no less than twelve of this name who emigrated to Virginia. Those 
I who came to New England were Thomas Weston, the London meVchant, who was probably 
; a brother of Sir Richard Weston, Earl of Portland. Frequent mention is made of him in 
: the early history of Plymouth and Massachusetts Bay archives. It is doubtful, how- 
| ever, whether he left any descendants' in the country. Francis Weston was -with Roger 
: Williams, but he had no children. John Weston "came to Salem in 1661, a lad of 
: thirteen years, who secreted himself on board the vessel and was not discovered until it 
was too far at sea to return him. His descendants are very numerous in New England. 
Among the early settlers of Duxbury oecurs the name of Francis West. In a tax- bill of 
March, 1630, lie is called Francis Weston, which was probably his true name. lie howev- 
er soon disappears from any records of the town or colony, and he probably left no descend- 

I t There is a tradition that a brother of Edmund Weston, soon after his arrival, came 
i from England and settled in the Colony. I am unable, however, to find any record or trace 
j of such a person. 
I VOL. XLI. 25 

286 Descendants of Edmund Weston. [July, 

ish, a granddaughter of Miles Standish. Was a surveyor of 'High- 
ways for the years I6S7 and 1692, and a freeholder in 1707. He 
died April 23, 1729, and left a will, recorded with Plymouth Rec- 
ords, B. 5, p. 526. His wife died May 13, 1735. His children 



5. i. Samuel, 3 d. 1752. 

6. ii. Joseph, b. 1692 ; d. Sept. 11, 1773. 

iii. Mary, m. April 10, 1717, Joseph Simmons. 

iv. Sarah, in. April 10, 1717, John Churchill, 

v. Abigail, b. 1701 ; d. 1764. 


3. Edmund 3 (Edmund?) was born 1660, and resided in Plympton. Was 

one of the first settlers of the town. He owned and carried on a 
grist-mill at Dunham's Point. Was a member of the church and a 
man of great influence in his native town. The land he owned has 
al way s been in possession of his descendants. He married Rebec- 
ca, a daughter of John Soule and granddaughter of George Soule of 
the May-Flower. He died Sept. 23, 1723, aged 76 years. His 
wife died Nov. 18, 1732. His children were : ; . r , v ^ 

7. i. Nathan, 3 b. Feb. 8, 16S9 ; d. 1754. ,,/JC ^ 

8. ii. Zachariah, b. Dec. 6, 1690 ; d. 1764. ~f <■ ' J 
iii. Rebecca, b. July 31, 1693; m. Thomas Darling. \j :>/'" 

9. iv. John, b. July 27, 1695 ; d. Aug. 12, 1768. " J"' .y 

10. v. Edmund, b. Oct. 21, 1697; d. April 29, 1773. - , / 

11. vi. Benjamin, b. Nov. 6, 1701 ; d. May 5, 1775. v 


4. John 2 (Edmund}) was born in 1662, and always resided in Duxbnry 

at Powder Point. " In 1690 he with others hired the "Common 
Meadows," and was a freeholder in 1707. He married Deborah 
Delano. There is no record of the date of his or his wife's death. 
His children were : 



Isaac 3 









Eliphas, b. 1702 ; d. March 15, 1762 



David, d. Sept. 4, 1805. 



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Deborah, m. Benjamin Prior. 


Tliird Generation. 
Samuel 3 (Elmthan? Edmund 1 ). The date of his birth is unknown. 
- He lived in Duxbnry, was a freeholder in 1707, and one of the 
selectmen with Hon. Gamaliel Bradford in 1740-45-47, and was a 
man widely known and respected. His name appears as one of the 
subscribers to Prince's Chronology. He married March 14, 1716, 
Elizabeth Southworth, and died in the year 1752. leaving a will on 
record in Plymouth. His children were : 

17. i. Samuel, 4 b. March 5, 1713; d. 1764. 

18. ii. Zabdilx, b. Jan. 22, 1720 ; d. Oct. 12, 1739. 
iii. Mary, b. July 18, 1722 ; unm. 

19. iv. Elnathan, b. Sept. 29, 1727, 
L v. Priscilla. 

1887.1 Descendants of Edmund Weston. 287 


Joseph 3 (Elnathcm? Edmund}) was born in 1692. Married Mercy Pe- 
terson, May 10, 1721, and died Sept. 11, 1778, aged 86 years. His 
children were : 

20. i. Thomas, 4 d. May 10, 1767. 

SI. ii. Jacob, b. 1724 ; d. Nov. 4, 182*2. 

22. iii. Icaabod, d. 1818. 

23. iv. William, d. 1801. 

24. v. Simeon, b. Sept. 16, 1728 ; d. Dec. 30, 1807. 

25. vi. Zabdiel. 

vii. Abigail, m. Dec. 20, 1764, Enoch Freeman. 
viii. Sarah, m. Nov. 4, 1713, John Chandler. 
ix. Jane, m. April 28, 1788, Thomas Hunt. 

Nathan 3 [Edmund? Edmund 1 ) was born Feb. 18, 1680, and lived in 
Plyrapton on Standish Neck. He removed the latter part of his 
life to the state of Maine. . He married Feb. 21, 1715, Desire 
Standish, and died 1754. His children were: 

20. i. Nathan, 4 b. July 11, 1723. 

27. ii. Isaac, b. June 10, 1725. 

28. iii. Jacob, b. May 14, 17-27 ; d. 1760. 

iv. Desire, b. April 4, 1730 ; m. Edmund Wright. 

Zachapjah 3 (Edmund? Edmund}) was born Dec. 6,1600. Lived dur- 
ing the early part of his life on Dunham's Neck, Plyrnpton, and 
then removed to Middleboro'. He married June 23, 1717, Mehitable 
Shaw, and died Sept. 27, 1763. His children were : 

Jonathan, 4 b. Feb. 5, 1718 ; d. May 28, 1790. 
Zacharlah, b. Nov. 17, 1719 ; d. Nov. 23, 1726. 
James, b. Oct. 31, 1723. 
Meuitable, b. Sept. 26, 1726. 
Zachariah, b. Dec. 21, 1728. 

John 3 (Edmund, 2 Edmund 1 ) was born July 27, 1695, and resided in 
Plympton. He married Nov. 18, 1723, Content Jackson, a sister 
of the wife of his brother Edmund. He died August 12, 1768, aged 
73 years. His only child was : 

33. i. John. 4 


Edmund 3 (Edmund 2 Edmund 1 ) was born August 21, 1697, and early 
removed from Plympton to MiddIeboro\ where he purchased a 
large tract of land and resided until his death, April 29, 1773. He 
married for his first wife Susannah Jackson, who died Nov. 4, 1734, 
and for his second wife Elizabeth Smith. He was an influential 
man in Middleboro', and a prominent member of the church of that 
town. His farm is now owned by his great-grandson, Col. Thomas 
Weston. His children by his first wife were : 

34. i. Edmund, b. Feb. 22, 1731 ; d. 1814. 

35. ii. Aii.NER. 

iii. Rejiecca, m. Magoun. 

By his secoud wife : 

36. iv. James. 










288 Descendants of Edmund Weston. [3\\\y, 

Benjamin 3 (Edmund, 2 Edmund 1 ) was born Nov. 16, 1701. and resided 
in Plympton. He was a prominent man, well known throughout 
the colony. Was one of the leading members of the church in that 
town, usually the moderator of their town meetings and often a re- 
presentative to the General Court. He had four wives, viz. : Han- 
nah Comer, Hannah Bishop, Phillimona Jones, and Mercy S. Lob- 
dell who at the time of her marriage was the widow of Ebenezer 
Lobdell, of Plympton. He died May 5, 1773, aged 71 years. 
His children by his first wife were : 

37. i. Benjamin, 4 b. Jan. 11, 1724; d. Aug. 6, 1710. 

38. ii. Joshua, b. May 23, 1725. 

iii. Hannah, b. Feb. 10, 1729, d. Sept. 4, 1730. 

By his second wife : 

39. iv. William, b. May 14, 1732; d. 1820. 

40. v. Noah, b. April 24. 1731. 

41. vi. Zadock, b. June 24, 1736. 

vii- Hannah, b, Jane 27, 1738 ; m. Joel Dean. 

42. vill. Job, b. July 30. 1741 ; d. July 10, 1783. 


Isaac 3 * (Jo/in, 2 Edmund 1 ). But little is known of him. He married 
in 1829 Anna Jenny, of Dartmouth, and early removed from Dux- 
bury to that part of Dartmouth now New Bedford, and died there- 
at the great age of 101. His children were probably : 

I have much doubt whether the names of his child- 

I ren here ,'jriven are correct. All of these persons lived 

in Dartmouth, and their mention is made on various 

records at times which bring them of such an age as 

that they might have been his children. 



Benjamin. 4 




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Sam pel. 

viii. Abigail, m. Aug. 24, 1767, Aaron Hammond. 


JONATHAN 3 (John, 2 Edmund 1 ) lived in West Bridgewater, and after- 
wards removed to Plympton, where he died. He married May 8, 
1728, Mercy Richards. His children were : 
i. Mary, 4 b." 1731. 

50. ii. John, probably. 


Abner 3 (John 2 Edmond 1 ). Resided in Duxbury. He married March 
2, 1730, Experience Standish, great-granddaughter of Miles Stand- 
ish, who died Feb. 25, 1779, aged 74. His children were: 

51. i. Micah, 4 d. Aug. 4, 181G. 

52. ii. Seth, b. 1733 ; d. May 22, 1764. 
iii. Hannah, b. 1730. 

iv. Sarah, b. 1742 ; m. John Chandler. 


Eliphas 3 (John, 2 Edmund 1 ) was born 1702, resided in Daxbury 

and was a mariner. He married Priscilla Peterson, and was 

drowned with his son Joshua, March 15, 1762. in Dnxbury Bay, in 

a severe snow storm. His wife died 1778. His children were: 

* Some of the family traditions have his name as Israel; but his name was Isaac. 

1887.] Descendants of Edmund Weston. 289 

53 i. Warren, 4 b. 1740; d. 1799. 

54. ii. Ezra, b. July 13, 1743 ; d. Oct. 11, 1824. 

55. iii. Daniel, b. 1714 : d. Nov. 17. 1766^ 

56. iv. Elifhas, b. 1745 ; d. 1735 ; d. 17S5. 

57. v. Arunah, b. Feb. 4, 1746; d. Jan. 17, 1831. 

58. vi. Joshua, b. 1748 ; d. March 18, 1762. 

59. vii. Timothf, b. 1749. 


David 5 (John? Edmund 1 ) lived and died in Plympton. His first wife 
was a Sturtevant. His second wife was Abigail Smith. She 
died Oct. 1G, 1801, aged 77 years. He was found dead on his farm 
Sept. 4, 1805. His children by his first wife were: 

i. Rebecca. 4 b. June 7, 1746. 

ii. Mary, b. Nov. 20, 1748. 

60. iii. Rurcs, b. April 25, 1751. 

61. iv. lJAVin,b. 1753; d. 1836. 

62. v. Jaeez, b. Feb. 16, 1759 ; d. Nov. 18, 1S39. 

By his second wife : 
vi. Susanna, b. May 28, 1761. 
vii. Abigail, b. July 14, 1762. 

63. viii. Seth, d. 1S20. 

Fourth Generation. 
Samuel 4 (Samuel? Elnathan? Edmund}) was born March 5, 1718. He 
lived in Duxbury, and died 1764. 

18. | 

Zabdiel 4 (Samuel, 1 Elnathan? Edmund 1 ) was born Jan. 22, 1720 ; 
died Oct. 12, 1739, unmarried. 

Elnathan* (Samuel? Elnaihan? Edmund 1 ) was born Sept. 29, 1727 
and lived in Duxbury. He married Jemima Bisbee. She died 
1811. Their children were : 1 

i. 'Samtel, 5 d. 1830 ; ni. March 24, 1778, Abigail Bisbee. Eemoved from 
Duxbury to Warren, Me., where he died. He is said tc have been one 
of the party who threw the tea into Boston harbor in 1772, and was 
in the Revolutionary war. 

ii. Nathaniel, He enlisted with Capt. Wadsworth's company ; was at the 
sie^e of Boston, joined Gen. Gates's army, was at Ticonderoga, and 
died in the .Revolutionary war. 

iii. Abigail, b. June 4, 1758 ; m. Edin Waterman. 

iv. Priscilla, b. Sept. 30, 1764 ; m. Wait Wadsvvorth, Jan. 25, 1779. 

v. Elizabeth, m. Jonah Hatch, Dec. 7, 1779. 

Thomas 4 (Joseph? Ehiathan? Edmund 1 ) was born in 1726, and always 
resided in Duxbury. He married for his first wife Mary South- 
worth, who died May 16, 1776. His second wife was Martha 
Chandler. His children were : 

i. Joseph,* b. 1754 ; d. Feb, 3, 1814. 

ii. Mary, b. 1755 ; d. Sept. 26, 1776, aged 22 years. 

iii. Thomas, b. July 25, 1760; m. 1785, Abigail . 

iv. Jane, iu. Simeon Soule, Dec. 29, 1776. 

By his second wife : 
vol. xli. 25* 

290 ' Descendants of Edmund Weston. [July, 

v. Mary, m. Jan. 1, 1TS7, Israel Alden. 

vi. Peleg, b. 17(>7. Lived near Mill Brook, Duxbury. 

vii. Rebecca, b. June 16, 1771 ; m. Nov. 23, 1797, Bradford Sampson. 

Jacob 4 (Joseph? Elnathan? Edmund 1 ) was born in 1724 in Duxbury. 
Pie married Dec. 25, 1754, Deborah Simmons. While a resident 
of DuxbTiry he was an influential man. Was one of the Committee 
of Inspection in 1775. hi 1785 he with his family removed to Bos- \ 

cawen. Me., where his descendants have since resided. He died 
Nov. 4, 1822, aged 93 years. His wife died Dec. 7, 1832, aged 101 
years. His children were : 

i. William, 3 b. 1755 ; d. May 25, 1833, aged 83 years; m. March 8, 1780, 
Elizabeth Sampson. 

ii. Jacob, lived and died at Dueh Hill, Duxbury ; m. 1784, Alice South- 

iii. Abigail, m. Capt. Nathan Kent. 


Iciiabod 4 (Joseph, 3 Elnathan? Edmund}) lived in Duxbury ; married 
Dec. 7, 1769, Mehitable, widow of Samuel Soule, and died 1818, 
His children were : 

i. Mehitable. 5 m. March 27, 1798, Jabez Patterson. 

ii. Sophia, ni. Abraham Simmons. 

"■■ . I 

William 4 (Joseph 3 Elnathan? Edmund}) . lived and died in Marslifleld. 
Was one of the deacons of the church in that town. He married 
Oct. 24, 1760, for his first wife, Ruby, a daughter of Capt. Jona- 
than Chandler; for his second wife Keziah Hewett. He died 1804. 
Their children were : 

i. Ichabod, 5 d. March 23, 1797; m. Jan. 8, 1788, Elanna Baker. Lost at 

ii. Nathan Chandler. 

iii. William, lived in Marshfield, a captain in the Revolutionary war. 

iv. Jonx. d. 1818. Left no children. 

v. Lucy, m. Jesse Simmons. 

vi. Rcbv, m. Abner Dingley, Jr. 

vii. Sally, m. Ed'vard D. Baker. 

Simeon 4 (Joseph? Elnathan, 2 Edmund 1 ) was born Sept. 16, 172S. 

Lived in Duxbury, and died Dec. 30, 1807. He married Honor 

Hunt. His children were : 
i. Asaph.v. 3 

ii. Levi, b. 1757. A revolutionary soldier, alive in 1810. 
iii. Simeon, d. in the Revolutionary War. 
iv. Sally, m. 1783, Abel Chandler. 
v. Anna, m. Dec. 1795, Charles Withered. 
vi. Lydia, m. Jan. 1793, Charles Simmons. 
vii. Lucy, m. Jan. 22, 1806, Capt. Eiisha Sampson. 
viii. Asenath, m. Howard. 

Zabdiel 4 (Joseph? Elnathan? Edmund 1 ) lived in Duxbury. Married 
Feb. 22, 1769, Hannah Curtis, who died 1814. He died 1804. 
His children were : 

1887.1 Descendants of Edmund Weston. 291 

i. Sylvanus, 3 iu. Sarah Patterson ; lived in Pembroke. 

ii. Elkanah, b. Feb. 14, 1781 ; in. Mary ■ Droll, 1731. 

iii. Olive, m. Capt. Doten Baker. 

iv. Welthea, m. Feb. 1798, Bartlett Sampson, . I 

26 - 

Nathan 4 (Nathan? Edmund, 2 Edmund}) early removed to Maine with 
his father, where his descendants now reside. 


Isaac 4 (Nathan? Edmund? Edmund 1 ) was born Jane 10, 1725, and 

always resided in Plympton. His wife was Mary . His child" 

ren were : 

i. Patience. 5 b. March 23, 1749. 

ii. Mary, b. May 5, 1752. 

iii. Isaac, b. Feb. 27, 175-1. 

iv. Jacob, b. Sept. 20, 1756. 

v. Anna, b. March 29, 1753 ; d. Sept. 19, 1833. 

Jacob 4 {Nathan? Edmund? Edmund 1 ) was born in Plympton May 14, 
1727, and died there in 17G0. He left no children, and was proba- 
bly unmarried. 

Jonathan 4 (Zachariah? Edmund? Edmund 1 ) was born Feb. 5, 1718, 
and early removed from Plympton to Norwich, Conn., where he 
married April 7, 1742, Elizabeth Bos worth. He afterwards re- 
moved to Tolland, and died May 2S, 1790. His children were: 

i. Abigail, 5 b. Dec. 9, 1743. 

ii. Jonathan, b. Nov. 1, 1744. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 20, 1748. 

iv. Zachariah, b. May 20, 1749. Was in the Revolutionary War. 

v. Amaziah, b. Feb. 10, 1754. 

vi. Elijah, b. July 16, 1756. 

vii. Martha, ^ 

viii. Sarah, > b. between March 16, 1759, and 1765. 

is. A Son, } 

Zachariah 4 (Zachariah? Edmund? Edmund 1 ) was born in Plymp- 
ton, Nov. 17, 1719, and died Nov. 23, 1726, unmarried. 


James 4 (Zachariah. 3 Edmund? Edmund 1 ) was born Oct. 31, 1723, and 
removed from Middlebpro' to New Braintree. lie married 1757 
Abigail Dunham. His children were : 

i. Lucy, 5 died young and unmarried. 

ii. James, a Methodist clergyman of reputation. 

iii. Joshua. 

iv. Jonathan, who died in the Revolution. 

v. Abner, lived in Bar re, Mass. 



Zachariah 4 (Zachariah? Edmund? Edmund 1 ), b. Dec 21. 1728; re- 
sided in Plympton, on Standish Neck. He married in 1751 Rebec- 
ca Standish, and for his second wife a Pomeroy, a daughter of Dr, 
Pomeroy, of Middleboro'. His children by his first wife were: 

292 Descendants of Edmund Weston. [Jaly 

i. Rebecca, b. Nov. 19, 1752 ; in. Elisha Ryder. 

ii. Rachel, 5 b. Oct. 8, 1754 ; ra. Elisha Thomas. 

iii. Zachariaii, d. 1791 ; m. Sarah Wood. 

iv. Daniel, m. a daughter of Freeman Waterman. 

By his second wife : 

v. Isaiaii, b. 1770 ; m. Sarah Dean, an eminent Congregational clergyman, 
Afterward Collector under Madison of the Port of New Bedford from 
1809-1815. Removed from there to Dalton. (See sketch of his life, 
Hist, of Berkshire County, vol. ii. p. 369.) Grandfather of Hen. Byron 
Weston, ex-Lieut. Gov. of Massachusetts. 

vi. Hannah, m. Lewis Thomas. 

Vii. Sarah, m. Ebenezer Pickens. 

John 4 (John? Edmund, 2 Edmund 1 ) lived and died in Middleboro'. He 
married for hi? first wife, March 14, 1754, Elizabeth Leonard, and 
for his second wife, Dec. G, 1776. Priscilla Stnrtevant, a daughter 
of Dr. Thomas Sturtevant, of Middleboro.' His children by his 
first wife : 

i. Priscilla, 5 m. Joseph Tinkham, of Halifax. 

ii. Content, not married. 

iii. Salome, m. Ebenezer Wilder, of Middleboro', 

iv. Hannah, not married. 

By his second wife : 
v. John, d. 1S36. Early removed from Middleboro' to Randolph, Vt. ; m. 

Dolly Sprague, Dec. 7, 1791. 
vi. Hercules — perhaps, but doubtful. 

Edmund 4 (Edmund? Edmund? Edmund 1 ), born Feb. 22, 1731. Was 
a prominent citizen of Middleboro' where he lived, and died in. 1814. 
During the revolution he kept a hotel in the house now occupied by 
his grandson, Col. Thomas Weston. He married Mary Tinkham, 
who was born 1732, and died Aug. 6, 1808. His children were : 
i. Abner, 5 b. 1700; d. Sept. 20, 1830; m. Huldah Washburn, and was 
in the Revolutionary war; removed to Vermont, where his descend- 
ants now reside. Father of the late Hon. Edmund Weston, a promi- 
nent lawyer in Vermont, and Judue of Pre bate in Randolph District. 
ii. Edmund, d. 1815, unui. ; lived in Wheeling. V T a. 
iii. Daniel, b. Jan. 18, 1768; d. 1834; m. Polly Macomber. 
iv. Thomas, b. March 21, 1770 ; d. Jan. 17, 1831 : m. first, Abigail Doggetfc ; 
m. second, Deborah Winslow. (See sketch of his lifej Hist. ofPly- 
mouth County, p. 1048.) 
v. Susanna, d. young, unmarried. 
vi. Bethania, d. 1837, unmarried. 
vii. Lavinia, d. Feb. 21, 1704 ; m. Hushia Thomas. 

Abner 4 (Edmund? Edmund? Edmund 1 ) lived in Middleboro'. Died 
young, unmarried. 

James 4 (Edmund? Edmund? Edmund 1 ), born and lived in Middle- 
boro'. Married 178.3. His children were : 
i. James, 6 unmarried ; a mariner, 
ii. Keziah, m. Nathan Warner, of Middleboro'. 

Benjamin 4 (Benjamin? Edmund? Edmund 1 ), born Jan. 21, 1724. Died 
Aug. 6, 1740, unmarried. 

1887.] Descendants of Edmund Weston. 293 


Joshua 4 {Benjamin? Edmund? Edmund}), born May 23, 1725. Died 
Aug. 6, 1740, unmarried. 

39. | 

William 4 (Benjamin, 3 Edmund? Edmund 1 ), born May 14, 1752. 
Married daughter of Thomas Weston, of Boston. Lived and died 
in Plymouth. Was a captain in the war of the Revolution, and 
commanded the garrison at Gurnett Point, Plymouth. His child- 
ren were: 

i. Mary, 5 d. in infancy. 

ii. William, b. 1778; m. first, Mary Churchill; m. second, Polly D. 

iii. Co:.ier, sheriff of Plymouth Co. for some time ; m. first, Patty Cole ; m. 
second, Mary Emmons, d. June 10, 1701. Lived ac .Martha's Vine- 
yard, j 

iv. Lewis, b, 1754. 

Noah 4 {Benjamin? Edmund? Edmund 1 ), born April 24, 1734. He 
lived in Plympton and died at sea, 1762, unmarried. 


Zadock 4 (Benjamin? Edmund? Edmund 1 ), born June 24, 1730. Mar- 
ried Mary Peterson Oct. 15, 1767. He lived in Plympton and 
carried on the fulling-mill and grist-mill built by his grandfather 
Edmund. 2 He died April 10, 1802. His wife died March 24, 1809. 
Llis children were : 

i. Mary, 5 m. Feb. 28, 1788, Moses Wright. 

ii. Zadock, b. 1772; d. 1781. 

iii. LvniA, b. 1771 ; d. 1781. 

ft. Benjamin, b. June 14, 1777 ; d. Oct. 28. 1834. 

v. .Rebecca, b. Sept. 2, 1770 ; m. Winslow Dean. 

vi. Sarah, b. May 27, 1783 ; d. 1808 ; m. Paul Raymond. 

vii. Susannah, b. Sept. 1, 1785 ; m. Paul Raymond. 

Job 4 (Benjamin? Edmund? Edmund. 1 ), born July 30, 1741. Mar- 
ried Oct. 23, 1766, Llanuah Bisbee. He lived i i Plympton, and 
died 1784. His only child was : 
i. Noah, 5 b. July 1, 1760 ; d. 1858, aged 81 ; m. May 8, 1706, Olive Cody, 

43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 40. 

Benjamin. 4 

Thomas. 4 

Eliphas, 4 m. 1785, Mary Hatch. 

TnTTTT 4 1TP1 T rr^ -, . They a lived m Dartmouth, and 

John, m. Li 61, Jane Hammond. > J . ,, T3 , .. ' . 

p ATJL 4 were in the Revolution except 

c_ r " m i r\ i ; Samuel. No other information con- 

dtlphen.* [Andrews. 

Samuel, 4 m. 17G8, Elizabeth J cermn g 

John 4 (Jonathan. 3 John, 2 Edmund 1 ), born in Plympton, and died 1755. 

He married Bethiah . His children were: 

i. Azariah. 5 

ii. Alice, m. Elis Doky. 

iii. Bethiah, m. Abraham Jackson. 

(Isaac? John? Edmund 1 ). These 
were probably children of Isaac. 

cerninof them. 

294 Descendants of Edmund Weston. [July, 

| 51. 

Micah 4 (Abner, 3 John? Edmund 1 ) lived in Duxbury. Married Bethia 
Oldham, Dec. 3, 1761. He died Aug. 4, 1816. He was with Capt. 
Wadsworth in the French and Indian war in 1759. His children 
were : 

James,* b. Sept. 24, 1762. A soldier 'in the Revolution, living in 1840. 

Seth, b. Sept. 27, 1761. Lived in Bridge water. 
iii. Sarah, b. Dec. 21, 1766 ; m. Abiel Chandler. 
iv. John, b. Aug. 21, 1769. 
v. Benjamin, b^ Oct. 27. 1771. 
vi. Bethia, b. Nov. 2, 1773 ; m. Jan. 7, 1801, David Patterson. 
, vii. Desire, b. March 15, 1777. 

Setii 4 (Abner, 3 John, 2 Edmund 1 ), born in 1733. Resided in Duxbury, 
and died May 22, 1704. He married 1761, Desire Jenny, of Dart-